Al-Moallem to Lavrov: ‘Syria Has the Right as Per International Law and UN Charter to Respond to Israeli Aggression’
May 6, 2013
Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moalled discussed in a phone call with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday the volatile situation in the region following the Israeli aggression on Syria which took place on Sunday.
Minister al-Moallem pointed out that the criminal Israeli aggression on Syrian sites shows the nature of the goals that link Israel with the armed terrorist groups in Syria.
He also said that the aggression confirms 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 aims to weaken Syria and undermine its regional and international standing.
Al-Moallem stressed that Syria has the right to respond to such aggressions as per 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.
Lavrov also briefed al-Moallem on the communiqués made by Russia to halt the deterioration in the region caused by the Israeli raid on Syria, affirming that international and regional efforts are joined in preventing escalation of tension.
The two Ministers concluded their talks by agreeing to continue communiqués to deal with any potential developments.
Bogdanov Discusses with Ambassador Haddad Latest Developments in Syria
MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russian President’s Special Representative to the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with Syrian Ambassador in Russia Riyad Haddad the latest development in Syria and region.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the two sides discussed the latest developments in Syria, adding that the Russian side stressed the necessity of respecting Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The statement also stressed on finding immediate solution to the crisis in Syria on base of the national dialogue among the Syrian themselves.
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