Russia condemns Israeli strike on Syria as attack on sovereign state
RussiaToday·Jan 31, 2013
The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement expressing deep concern over Israel’s airstrike on Syria saying that it violates the UN Charter – FULL STORY: http://on.rt.com/2buwq6
‘Israeli air strike opens new front in Syria war’
RussiaToday·Jan 31, 2013
Syria claims Israel has carried out a deadly bombing raid on its territory, destroying a military research centre near Damascus. It denies claims the attack targeted a weapons convoy near the Lebanese border.
It’s the first time in decades that Israel has launched an attack on another state, NOT in response to military action. Israel and most Western powers are keeping silent on the incident, which has sparked condemnation from Russia.
The Arab League has described Israel’s strike on Syria as flagrant aggression and a glaring violation of the country’s sovereignty. Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of Pan-African News Wire, says the attack on Syria is all part of a plan to bring down the Assad government.
Israeli warplanes bomb research center near Damascus Syrian military — RT
allbitsofegg·Jan 31, 2013
Israeli fighter jets targeted a military research center near Damascus early Wednesday, the Syrian army has revealed. In press remarks, US officials claimed the Israeli attack struck a convoy carrying Syrian weapons bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The Syrian army’s general command issued a statement saying that the airstrike was launched by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) against a military research center in Jamraya, rural Damascus.
“Israeli fighter jets violated our airspace at dawn today and carried out a direct strike on a scientific research center in charge of raising our level of resistance and self-defense,” SANA quoted the army statement as saying.
Four warplanes took part in the assault and dropped nine rockets, Lebanese TV station Al-Manar reported, citing military sources. [...] via http://rt.com/news/israeli-warplanes-bomb-damascus-114/
Iran condemns Israeli strike on Syria
PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 31, 2013
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has condemned Israel’s airstrike on Syria, saying that the Tel Aviv regime seeks to create insecurity and instability in the region. “The operation conducted by the aggressive Zionist forces against some targets in Syria last night shows that this regime is after creating instability and insecurity in regional countries as well as weakening the resistance movement,” Mehmanparast said in an interview with Press TV on Thursday. He went on to say that Israel’s move also indicates that the Tel Aviv regime continues its crimes and aggressions whenever it finds the opportunity.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman warned that those who are creating tension, insecurity and instability in Syria are “in fact voluntarily or involuntarily laying the ground for more violations and aggressions by the Zionist regime [of Israel].” “Regional countries should be aware of the main danger in the region. They [West and Israel] are trying to create a rift between Islamic countries in the region. They are also trying to create unrest in countries that are in the frontline of the resistance movement against the occupying Zionist regime [of Israel],” he explained.
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