Israeli ambassador to Russia summoned again due to Israel’s military action in Syria

The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Monday that Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren has been summoned again to explain his country’s military action in Syria last week. Koren was first summoned on Friday shortly after the attack took place.
Gary Koren presented his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin last week Photo Credit: EPA

The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry stated on Monday that the Israeli ambassador to Russia has been summoned again in order to explain Israel’s military action in Syria last week. Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren was called to the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday shortly after Israeli aircraft attacked a weapons convoy that was on its way to Hezbollah.

Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari commented yesterday on Friday’s attack. Jaafari said that the response of the Syrian Army was “appropriate given the Israeli attack” and accused Israel of aiding terrorist organizations. In response, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon stated: “It is the peak of hypocrisy for the ambassador of a regime that massacres its own people to level such accusations at us. Israel will continue to defend its citizens and will act against any attempt to harm them.”

Earlier today, Syrian new agencies reported that Israeli aircraft prevented another transfer of weapons to the Lebanese terrorist organization. The news agencies also claimed that a few Syrian military outposts that are also used by Hezbollah were targeted in the alleged Israeli attack. However, neither Syrian nor Israeli officials have confirmed the reports about this morning’s attack.

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