Iran slams UNSC silence over Israeli attacks on Syria
Majid Takht Ravanchi blasts the UN for its silence on continued Zionist attacks that violate Syria's integrity and sovereignty.
Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, blasted the UNSC for its silence over the Israeli attacks on Syria's sovereignty.
During a security council session, Ravanchi stated that the aggression of the Zionist state is condemned by Iran, as well as the regime’s targeting of civilians and civil infrastructure, including Damascus international airport.
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Ravanchi highlighted that according to a UN report, 14.6 million people would require humanitarian aid in 2022, and although ensuring emergency humanitarian provisions in Syria is essential, this must be done with "full respect for Syria's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and national unity."
He shed light on the Astana talks on Syria and the need to increase humanitarian assistance.
Additionally, the Iranian representative also detailed how Iran supports the Syrian cooperation with the UN and emphasized the importance of cross-border aid delivery and that this must happen in coordination with the Syrian government.
"This will help prevent aid from being diverted to terrorist groups. We emphasize the need for facilitating the safe, dignified, and voluntary return of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their original place in Syria while respecting their right to return."
Additionally, Ravanchi commended the recent declaration of amnesty for all Syrian nationals convicted of crimes before April 30, 2022.
He also highlighted the "significant role of the Constitutional Committee in facilitating the political settlement of the Syrian conflict."
Regarding the Israeli violation of Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ravanchi blasted the UN for its continued silence on the matter.
He stated that "these Israeli malign and terrorist acts violate international law, international humanitarian law, Syria's sovereignty, and jeopardize regional stability and security. We recognize Syria's legitimate right to defend itself in accordance with international law and the United Nations Charter."
He also called on the "Security Council to abandon its double standard and condemn the repeated Israeli acts of aggression unequivocally, holding this lawless regime accountable for its aggressions and malicious activities."