Israeli regime poses greatest threat to West Asia’s security: Syria

2023-08-16 23:49:01
Israeli regime poses greatest threat to West Asia’s security: Syria

Syrian Defense Minister Lieutenant General Ali Mahmoud Abbas has censured the Israeli regime as the “greatest threat” to the security and stability of West Asia, reiterating that the regime assists the US in its aggressive agenda in the region.

“The occupying Zionist regime, with its aggressive practices and expansionist policies in support of terrorism constitutes the greatest threat to the security and stability of the West Asia region," Abbas declared in an address before the 11th Moscow Conference on International Security held in the town of Kubinka outside the Russian capital on Tuesday.

“The international community is duty-bound to put an end to such practices. It must stop turning a blind eye to the massacres being perpetrated by Israeli authorities across the occupied Palestinian territories, the regime’s insistence on the policy of land expropriation, expansion of illegal settlements, recurrent desecrations of sanctities, and violations of Palestinians’ freedoms and rights,” the Syrian defense minister stated.

The Syrian defense minister then pointed to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, occupation of Palestinian-owned lands and the immense sufferings that Palestinians have been enduring for more than 70 years.

“How security could be ensured through violation of international law, attack on the sovereignty of neighboring countries, and massacres against all human beings?” Abbas questioned.

He also said among other challenges and threats that Syria is facing is an arms race, especially in light of technical developments and deterrent measures that certain countries take to protect their security.

Regional tensions, armed conflicts, extremism, religious and ethnic disputes, illegal immigration, organized crime and trafficking of arms and illicit drugs are other factors that pose risks to Syria’s security and stability, Abbas said.


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