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UN: 'We will attack forcefully' anyone who strikes Israel - Israeli UN rep

0 20.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Permanent Representative of Israel to UN Danny Danon arriving to press conference, New York City
SOT, Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to UN: "What happened yesterday morning when the rockets launched from Syrian territory targeted the Israeli civilian cities on the north of Israel. These attacks were unprovoked and it is again a sign of the aggression and coming from Syria by Iranian proxies. No one will allow that to happen. No civil nation would allow these attacks to go unpunished. That's exactly what we did. We punished those who launched the rockets into our territory. We struck numerous Iranian military sites in Syria. Yeah, I said Iranian. It wasn't the Syrian military, it was Iranian facilities that we attacked and I want to be very clear about that. We will not tolerate any aggression against Israel. We will attack forcefully anyone who will attack Israel."
W/S Danon at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to UN: "We don't believe that the conflict will be resolved here in this room, it will be resolved in direct negotiations. So I am telling the Palestinians with all due respect to resolution 2334, with all due respect to all the declarations that we will hear today that is not moving us forward. The only way to move forward is to have direct negotiations and to speak, to argue, to debate."
SOT, reporter: "You say the Security Council is irrelevant?"
SOT, Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to UN: "I am saying that the only way to move forward is to have direct negotiations coming here and having resolutions and statements, they have been doing it for the last 71 years and it didn't help them."
W/S Danon leaving
SCRIPT
Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Danny Danon said that Israel "will attack forcefully anyone who will attacks Israel," asserting that the latest Israeli missile attack on Damascus was in response to rockets launched from Syria on Israeli civilian cities. Danon was speaking to the press at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on Wednesday.
"What happened yesterday morning when the rockets launched from Syrian territory targeted the Israeli civilian cities on the north of Israel. These attacks were unprovoked and it is again a sign of the aggression and coming from Syria by Iranian proxies. No one will allow that to happen. No civil nation with allow these attacks to go unpunished" Danon said.
Commenting on the UNSC session aimed at discussing the United State's move to change its policy towards the Israeli settlement Danon said "We don't believe that the conflict will be resolved here in this room, it will be resolved in direct negotiations."
On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that US President Donald Trump's administration no longer recognises Israeli settlements as "inconsistent with international law."
On Wednesday the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said they hit military targets of the Iranian Quds forces and the Syrian army in Damascus on Tuesday night in response to rockets fired from Syria into Israel, and also stated that they were targeting Syrian air defence batteries.
Mandatory Credit: UNIFEED-UNTV