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Damascus Criticizes Israeli Occupation and US Role in Aggravating Regional Tensions

Dandi condemned the US’ veto use as a means to shield Israel, according to Tishreen.
Damascus Criticizes Israeli Occupation and US Role in Aggravating Regional Tensions

Dr. al-Hakam Dandi, Acting Chargé d’Affaires of the Permanent Delegation of Syria to the United Nations, accused the Israeli occupation of escalating tensions in the Middle East. He highlighted Israel’s ongoing aggression towards Palestinians and its recurrent attacks on Syria and Lebanon as attempts to destabilize the region.

Speaking at a UN General Assembly session, Dandi criticized the United States for obstructing a Security Council resolution intended to halt aggression in Gaza. He claimed this inaction implicates the US in the “slaughter of the Palestinian people” and supports the occupation’s regional crimes.

Furthermore, Dandi condemned the US’s veto use as a means to shield Israel, thereby allowing it to continue its war crimes and crimes against humanity without fear of retribution.

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“Syria vehemently opposes the US’s shameful veto use, which only serves to extend the Israeli occupation’s bloody massacres against Palestinians and hinders the enforcement of international resolutions concerning the Palestinian issue and the Arab conflict,” Dandi asserted.

He emphasized that Syria, along with the majority of the world’s nations, denounces Israeli offences against Palestinians, not only in Gaza but across all occupied territories. According to Dandi, Israel’s actions include murder, systematic destruction, forced displacement, and the imposition of a severe blockade on the Gaza Strip. He also accused Israel of using prohibited weapons, including phosphorus incendiary bombs, and threatening nuclear force, thereby defying the UN Charter and international legal and humanitarian norms.

Dandi harshly criticized the Israeli occupation’s actions as an attempt to incite an uncontrollable regional crisis, highlighting violations against the Golan population and repeated assaults on civilian infrastructure and airports.

He reaffirmed Syria’s steadfast support for the Palestinian people’s rights, their fight for liberation, the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions.

Dandi concluded by underscoring the necessity of immediately halting Israeli aggression, ending the occupation’s atrocities, providing urgent humanitarian aid to Gazans, preventing forced displacement, and ensuring accountability for Israel and its allies.


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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