Syria has threatened to exercise its ‘right’ to target Ben Gurion Airport in a mirror response against Israeli regular strikes carried out in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport, unless the UN Security Council puts an end to it.

“Isn’t it time now for the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab Republic territories?” Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari wondered Tuesday, RT reported.

Urging the UN Security Council to adopt measures to stop such blatant violations of Syrian sovereignty by Israel, Jaafari accused France, Britain and the US – all permanent members of the world body – of endorsing Israeli aggression in breach of their responsibility to “maintain international peace and security in accordance with international law.”

“The restoration sovereignty of the occupied Syrian Golan is a permanent right of Syria that is not subject to negotiations,” he stressed.

The Sunday attack, launched by four Israeli F-16 jets, did not damage its targets, while Syrian air defenses shot down seven missiles fired at an airport near Damascus, Russia’s control center said.

Syrian state media, citing a military source, said the country had endured “intense attack through consecutive waves of guided missiles” early Monday but had destroyed most “hostile targets.”


Contributed by Tasnim News Agency