UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6 (KUNA) -- In an attempt to put pressure on an unmoved Security Council, Iran, Chairman of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), late Tuesday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" Israel's "act of aggression" against Syria last week, and urged the Council to "clearly" condemn it, too.
The Bureau said the members considered the week-old attack as a "grave violation of international law as it infringes over the Syrian sovereignty and constitutes a blatant violation of the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and the 1974 Disengagement Forces Agreement." Expressing solidarity with Syria and holding Israel accountable for this attack and its "consequences," the Bureau requested the Council to "shoulder its responsibility by clearly condemning this act of aggression." Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Ja'afari sent a letter to last month's Council President, Pakistan, requesting that the Council condemn the attack.
The Council's current President Kim Sook of the Republic of Korea told a press conference on Monday that the Council failed to take action so far for lack of consensus.
"We received that (Syrian letter) and there was no further action on that so far," he said.(end) sj.wsa KUNA 061010 Feb 13NNNN