Iran Asks UN to Prevent More Aggressive Moves by Israel against Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Assistant to the Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Ali Asqar Khaji called on the UN to take serious action to stop Israel's aggression and violation of Syria's territorial integrity.
Khaji made the comments in a meeting with the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka in Tehran on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Lebanon and Syria.
Khaji welcomed the successful holding of parliamentary elections in Lebanon, and stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran will support continued progress of the political process in Lebanon and the efforts of the UN to resolve the political and economic problems of the country.
He referred to the Zionist regime's attacks on Syria and violation of Lebanon’s airspace by occupying regime of Israel, and called on the UN and international community to take serious action against increasing aggression by the Zionist regime.
Khaji also pointed to the dire situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and other countries, calling for paving suitable ways, specially within the framework of the UN Security Council, for Syrian refugees to return to their homeland.
Meantime, in a virtual meeting with Special Representative of Norway for Syria Affairs Hilde Haraldstad on Tuesday afternoon, Khaji emphasized the need for paying more attention from international community and increasing efforts to address the humanitarian situation in Syria.
During the talks, the two sides discussed the latest political and humanitarian developments in Syria.
They reviewed the latest developments and efforts made within the framework of humanitarian situation in Syria, and emphasized the need for paying more attention from international community and increased efforts to address the situation in Syria.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Sunday that Damascus and other regional states can no more bear the aggressive moves made by Israel against Syria.
"During the meeting, Mr. Mamluk, Syria's national security adviser, we discussed some security issues, including the Zionist regime's aggressive military attacks on Syria," Amir Abdollahian told reporters before leaving Damascus.
He added that the Zionists are going too far in Syria, and naturally Damascus and the region cannot stand this situation anymore.
Amir Abdollahian had also on Saturday blasted the Zionist regime for its aggressive moves, saying that the western states’ silence on Israel’s attacks against Syria’s territorial integrity indicated the untrue nature of their claims about supporting the Arab country’s security and stability.
Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
He described the silence of the western organizations and governments on the Israeli attacks against Syria as an indication of their double standards.
Amir Abdollahian added that failure to seriously deal with the Israeli regime’s destructive moves and its acts of aggression shows that western governments’ claim that they are making efforts to stabilize Syria and restore security to the country, are not true.
The Iranian foreign minister said that this issue has further emboldened the racist Zionist regime to try to disrupt the situation in Syria.
The Iranian foreign minister also hailed the Syrian government and president’s efforts to strengthen the country’s national unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Assad, for his part, described the top Iranian diplomat’s visit to Damascus as important under the current circumstances given the regional and international developments.
He added that a situation is unfolding in the region that will tip the balance in our favor.
Assad accused the western governments of provocative acts in Syria for the purpose of settling scores, rivalry and extracting concessions from the other sides.
The Syrian president then referred to the existing concerns and dangers in the region, saying some of these issues are mutual among regional countries and must be resolved jointly through political means and dialogue.
“We are happy that under such circumstances, the Islamic Republic of Iran is part of the political solution in the region,” Assad noted.
He added that Damascus welcomes any solution that shifts Syria away from war.