Syria’s information minister says that those who infringe on Syria’s sovereignty must “study their choices carefully.” He said that Israel has “proved its link to terrorist groups.” Israel has reportedly launched two airstrikes against Syria in two days.
Omran al-Zoabi added that it is Damascus’ duty to “protect the state from any domestic or foreign attack through all available means.“
The minister’s comments came after an emergency cabinet meeting organized to respond to what a Western source called a new strike on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Reuters reported.
The Arab League has condemned the alleged strike on Syria and urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to “act immediately to end Israeli attacks on Syria,” calling the alleged strikes a “dangerous violation of an Arab state’s sovereignty.”
Syria’s Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the UN and the UN Security Council protesting “Israeli aggression” that killed and wounded several people and “caused widespread destruction.” It also said the attacks aimed “to give direct military support to terrorist groups” fighting the government. It called the strikes a “flagrant violation of international law” that have made the Middle East “more dangerous.”
Speaking for the first time since the alleged strike, Israel’s Deputy Defence Minister Danny Danon told Army Radio, “The State of Israel is protecting its interest and will continue doing so. I am not confirming or denying the reports…we have said on various occasions in the past that we will do everything anywhere in order to protect those interests.”