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Foreign Ministry: The Israeli Aggression Stresses Coordination with the Terrorist Groups

May 06, 2013 – DAMASCUS- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Sunday said the flagrant Israeli aggression on sites for the Armed Forces in Syria stresses coordination between Israel and the terrorist groups and the takfiris who are affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra, which is an offshoot of al-Qaeda.

In two identical letters addressed to the UN Security Council President and the UN Secretary General, the Foreign Ministry clarified that at 1:40 am on Sunday May 5th, 2013, Israeli warplanes carried out an air missile attack from the occupied territories and southern Lebanon on three sites of the Armed Forces in Syria, namely in the northeast of Jamraya, in Maysaloun and at a paragliding airport in al-Dimas area in Damascus and its countryside.

It added that the Israeli aggression resulted in a number of martyrs and injured people and caused widespread destruction in these sites and the civilian areas around them.

The Ministry added that this coordination between Israel and the terrorist groups aims “to provide a direct military support to these groups after they have recently failed in their attempts to gain any ground.”

“This leaves no room for doubt Israel is the beneficiary, the mover and sometime the executor of the terrorist acts which Syria is witnessing and which target it as a state and people directly or through its tools inside,” the Ministry stressed in its letters.

It added that Syria stresses in this framework the falseness of the allegations made by Israel over the recent period to justify its aggressive acts using the pretext of “transferring weapons outside the Syrian borders.”

The Ministry made clear that “Israel’s continuation to carry out its aggressive acts would increase tension in the region and drag it into a large-scale regional war that would threaten peace and security in the region and the world.”

The letters pointed out that the Syrian government considers that the U.S. statements which preceded and followed the Israeli raids have encouraged Israel to carry out its aggression and provided it with a political cover to violate the Syrian sovereignty in a clear breach of the UN Charter and the international law rules.

“While stressing its right to defend itself , its land and sovereignty, the Syrian Arab Republic demands that the international Security Council shoulder its responsibilities to stop the Israeli aggression on Syria and prevent its recurrence and prevent the deterioration of the situation in the region so as not to go out of control,” the Ministry said.

It concluded its letters by saying that Syria considers that the continuation of some permanent member states of the Security Council to provide the cover for Israel to go on with its aggression and occupation of the Arab territories, including the occupied Syrian Golan, holds them fully responsible for the repercussions that could result from the Israeli aggressive acts.

H. Said – SANA


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