Moallem Assures: Syria Has Right to Respond to Israeli Aggression


Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem stresssed to his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov that Damascus has the right to respond to the Israeli raids which took place on Sunday.

In a phone call with Lavrov on Monday, Moallem pointed out that the attack shows the nature of the goals that link Israel with the armed terrorist groups in Syria, official news agency, SANA, reported.

He also said that the airstrikes confirm Israel’s involvement along with its supporters in the US and Western Europe in shedding Syrian blood and preventing a cessation of violence and terrorism, all of which aim to weaken Syria and undermine its regional and international standing.

The Syrian FM stressed that his country has the right to respond to such aggressions according to the international law and the UN Charter.

For his part, Lavrov affirmed Russia’s commitment to Syria’s stability, voicing concern over the violation of its sovereignty and territories and warning over the increasing chances of developments that cannot be controlled in the region.

On the other hand, Lavrov discussed with International envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi the activation of the international mediation to solve the ongoing crisis in Syria.

A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said that during a phone call, the two sides discussed the working mechanism of the United Nations to solve the crisis in Syria through the implementation of Geneva statement by all sides.

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