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US, other foreign forces must leave Syria, respect its sovereignty: Iran

Press TV – May 18, 2020

Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations says the US must end its illegal occupation of Syria and stop shielding terrorist groups under the mask of fighting terrorism.

Majid Takht Ravanchi made the remarks in a Monday address to a virtual meeting of United Nations Security Council dubbed “Middle East: Syria – Political”.

“Sovereignty, political independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria must be fully respected by all, and accordingly, all foreign forces whose presence is not permitted by the Syrian Government must leave the Syrian territory,” the Iranian diplomat said.

“In this regard, the living example is the occupation of certain parts of Syria by the US forces who continue to support and shield terrorist groups under the mask of combatting terrorism,” he went on to say.

He further rejected any separatist agendas as well as “any and all attempts to create new realities on the ground, including through illegitimate self-rule initiatives.”

Takht Ravanchi slammed the “illegal” occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights by Israel, and said the recognition by the US of its annexation to Israel is null and void.

“Condemning such unlawful irresponsible act, we stress that Golan is and will remain a part and parcel of the Syrian territory,” he added.

Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the international community. However, in a highly provocative move on March 25 last year US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s “sovereignty” over the Syrian territory.

Damascus strongly condemned the move and called it a “blatant attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of Syria.

Since the onset of the occupation, Tel Aviv has been building dozens of settlements in the region and has used it to carry out a number of military operations against the Arab country.

In his Monday speech, Takht Ravanchi also condemned Israel’s aggressions against Syria as a “gross violation of international law and the UN Charter”, stressing that the Syrian Government has a sovereign right to decide how and when to exercise its inherent right to individual or collective self-defense.

“Such aggressions must come to an end,” he urged.

Israel frequently attacks military targets inside Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up foreign-backed Takfiri terrorist groups that have been suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces.

The Damascus government has several times complained to the UN about Israel’s illegal strikes on Syria.

May 18, 2020 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation, Timeless or most popular, Wars for Israel | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “Israel frequently attacks military targets inside Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up foreign-backed Takfiri terrorist groups that have been suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces”.

    This is one of the reasons why Israel did NOT become a party to the International Criminal Court. They knew they were breaking International Law.

    “Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the international community”.

    But, with the backing of the USA, both Israel and the USA have thumbed their noses at the International Community(The UN).

    AND, Israel and the USA still insist that Iran is a Terrorist State, and a threat to World Peace, when clearly, the opposite view is the reality, on the ground.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 18, 2020 | Reply

    • A very complex situation.
      Do read my latest article to understand China and current happenings:
      https://insightful.co.in/2020/05/15/china-vs-rest-of-the-world/
      Warm regards.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by sandomina | May 18, 2020 | Reply

      • I made a mental note to come back and link to your article, and I’m not disappointed that I read it. I was irritated by too many typos, syntax problems, omitted words et al…and even wondered at times if it was written directly in English or translated from another language; it would not have escaped my red pen had I had the chance to proofread it! That (perhaps) nitpick aside, I think you are far too condemnatory toward China: I think its relationship with Russia is very much short-changed as the duo challenges the dying USZionist empire; you gave short shrift to what I understand are major China projects in Africa (away from the very brief map references to East Africa) and South America…but I admit that I am far, far from conversant on such geopolitical/commerce matters. I considered subscribing to your blog but elected not to at least for the present…too much else to read, too little time, too old…. But thanks!

        Finally, I wonder how “China” got injected into this post re (primarily) Iran-Syria-theZioMonster-USA…?

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        Comment by roberthstiver | May 19, 2020 | Reply

  2. Hear hear…goddammit, hear hear!

    (Iran: Watch your back…BullyBoy Trump could use a concocted ramp-up, a diversion from CoVID-19 to fire up his redneck base, please Zionist Jew-Godfather Sheldon Adelson, suck up to Satanyahu-Kushner, gain a “hallelujah!” from “Christian” Zionist “Reverend” John Hagee, win Cotton’s and Goetz’ and Graham’s renewed adulation, assure a gushing “journalistic” paean from Tom Friedman, achieve “constitutional law” approval from uber-Zio Despicable Devil Dershowitz, etc.)

    Like

    Comment by roberthstiver | May 18, 2020 | Reply


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