Press Release on the Israeli act of aggression against Syria – 7 May


7 May 2013 –Press Release

On 7 May 2013, the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, in its capacity as Chair of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (CoB-NAM), issued the Statement of the Non-Aligned Movement on the aggression committed by Israel against the Syrian Arab Republic on 5 May 2013. In this Statement, NAM Member States strongly condemned the act of aggression committed by Israel against the Syrian Arab Republic, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of scores of military and civilians. The Non-Aligned Movement considered this act a grave violation of the international law and the UN Charter. The Statement further requested the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities by clearly condemning this aggression, taking necessary measures to prevent its recurrence and holding Israel accountable for this act of aggression and its consequences in order to avoid the deterioration of the situation in the region, which might lead to a large scale regional war that would threaten regional and international peace and security.

 

The full text of the Statement is as follows:

Statement by the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement on

the Act of Aggression Committed by Israel against the Syrian Arab Republic on 5 May 2013

The Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the act of aggression committed by Israel against the Syrian Arab Republic on Sunday, 5 May 2013 when Israeli warplanes carried out an air missile attack, targeting three sites of the Syrian Armed Forces, namely, northeast of Jamraya, Maysaloun and a paragliding airport in al-Dimas area in Damascus and its suburbs. This aggression has caused huge destruction to those locations and to the civilian areas surrounding them, resulting in the deaths and injuries of scores of military and civilians.

The Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement considers this act a grave violation of the international law as it infringes upon Syrian sovereignty and constitutes a blatant violation of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

The Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement requests the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities by clearly condemning this Israeli aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic, taking necessary measures to prevent its recurrence and holding Israel accountable for this act of aggression and its consequences in order to avoid the deterioration of the situation in the region, which might lead to a large scale regional war that would threaten regional and international peace and security.

New York, 7 May 2013