The Syrian Foreign Ministry has officially complained to the UN Security Council and UN secretary-general about yesterday’s airstrike, which has been ascribed to Israel. Syria is demanding that the UN formally condemn the attack and take action to prevent Israel from carrying out similar airstrikes in the future.

After the airstrike, last night

After the airstrike, last night Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

After the alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria on Wednesday evening, Syria’s foreign minister asked the UN Security Council to condemn the attack. Israeli officials have neither confirmed nor denied the reports about Israeli Air Force aircraft carrying out the attack.

In official letters to the UNSC and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the minister said that the international body needs to take immediate and firm actions in response to the airstrike and make sure that Israel refrains from carrying out additional attacks in the future.

As reported earlier by JerusalemOnline, the intelligence-related Facebook blog Intelli Times reported that Tehran and Iranian companies have been using the site that was targeted for over a decade. The site, according to the foreign reports, is located in the Hisyah industrial area near Homs. It has been used for joint projects by Tehran, private Iranian companies and Damascus.  

The industrial area reportedly contains warehouses belonging to the partially government-owned Iranian vehicle company Saipa. Its subsidiary Iran Khodro is a partner of the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO Group), which has long been under US sanctions for its support for Iran’s missile program.