The United Nations today launched a $4.4 billion humanitarian appeal – the largest aid request in the Organization’s history – to assist the growing number of people suffering the effects of the crisis in Syria, which began two years ago with peaceful demonstrations but has since turned into a bloody conflict.
The international community must act to stop the conflict in Syria and ensure those responsible for human rights violations are held accountable, the United Nations human rights chief said today following reports of massacres in Baniyas, as well as displacement of civilians due to military build-up in Qusayr.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran believes in territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Syria, rejecting any kind of intervention in the Arab state.
A senior Iranian military commander strongly dismissed as "psychological operation" the reports by the western and Israeli media on the destruction of an Iranian missile cargo for Hezbollah during the recent Israeli air raid on Syria, stressing that the anti-Israel resistance front in region doesn't need Iran's weapon aids.
Iran Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned against any military attacks on Syria and its upcoming consequences. In an interview with Al-Alam on Sunday night, Amir-Abdollahian said “unpredictable and very dangerous consequences will take place for anti-Syria parties in the region in case of any probable military attacks on the war-torn country.”