Syria strongly rejected on Thursday accusations by Israel that it had delivered Scud missiles to Hizbullah. "For some time now, Israel has been running a campaign claiming that Syria has been supplying Hizbullah with Scud missiles in Lebanon," a foreign ministry statement said.
"Syria strongly denies these allegations which are an attempt by Israel to raise tensions in the region," the statement added.
"Israel is seeking to create a climate that will pave the way for an eventual Israeli attack to avoid responding to the demands of a just and comprehensive peace."
The Syrian embassy in Washington has also denied the allegations and accused Israel of trying to divert attention from questions about the Jewish state's nuclear program.