Syria urges US not to veto UN resolution condemning Israel's air raid
Syria on Monday urged the United States not to block a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel's air raid overnight Sunday on a camp northwest of Damascus, saying Washington should help prevent escalation of tensions in the Middle East.
"We hope that the United States does not use the veto and that it practices its role as a superpower in preventing aggression and escalation," an official Foreign Ministry source said, according to news agencies.
"We hope that the United States joins those who condemned this aggressive operation and those are the vast majority in the world community," the source said.
Meanwhile, Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister, Waleed al-M’ualem on Monday summoned ambassadors of the five states permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) and briefed them on the letter which the foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara has sent to the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan and to Chairman of the UNSC.
The letter included details of the Israeli attack on the site in Ein Saheb.
He called for the necessity of "the five permanent members of the UNSC to condemn the Israeli aggressive act and to prevent Israel from repeating such acts which aggravates the situation and threatens the regional and international security and stability," SANA reported.
Al-M’ualem stressed that "the Israeli current government through its continuous aggression on the Palestinians and expanding the aggression to include Syria and Lebanon renewed the fact that it is a war government and not a peace one," SANA added. (Albawaba.com)
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