Russia Says Israel Trying to ‘Fuel’ Conflict with Syria Strikes

Wed Apr 03 2024
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UNITED NATIONS, United States: Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of trying to fuel conflict in the Middle East blaming it for an attack on Iran’s consulate in Syria that killed at least 13 people.

Vasily Nebenzia, Russia’s special envoy to the United Nations, condemned the “flagrant violation” of Syrian sovereignty and told a Security Council meeting that such aggressive actions by Israel are aimed at further provoking the conflict. He believed that these actions were completely unacceptable and should be stopped.

The Iranian government has vowed to retaliate for Monday’s airstrike, which killed more than a dozen people, including a Revolutionary Guards officer, but Israel has so far declined to comment.

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Algeria’s ambassador to the United Nations, Amar Bendjama, said at a meeting that the purpose of such an action – a deliberate action – is clear; to respond to international pressure by escalating the conflict, which prolong the killing of Palestinians for internal, political calculation.

He said Israel wants to bring the whole region into conflict.

Most council members condemned the attack as a violation of the immunity of diplomatic property, but did not mention Israel as a preparator.

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