The Russian Foreign Ministry has called to respect Syria’s sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the countries in the Middle East following the aerial attacks of Israeli Occupation Forces against the targets in central Syria.
“Moscow is deeply concerned with the latest developments and attacks on Syria. The danger of the escalation of tensions within and around the de-escalation zones, which has become an important factor in reducing violence in Syria is of particular concern,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on its website.
The statement reads that the Syrian government forces “are complying with the existing arrangements to provide the consistent functioning of the de-escalation zone in the south-west of the country.”
“We urge all the involved parties to exercise restraint and avoid any steps that could lead to aggravation of the situation. We consider it necessary to unconditionally respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and other countries of the region.”
Israeli occupation military spokesman said on Saturday that Iran and Syria were “playing with fire” but noted that Tel Aviv was not seeking an escalation after Damascus downed an Israeli F16 fighter jet which was striking military post in Syria.
Occupation military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists in a phone conference the Syrians and Iranians were “playing with fire” adding that the israel was “not looking to escalate the situation.”
“This is the most blatant and severe Iranian violation of Israeli sovereignty in the last years,” Conricus said, referring to what he described as an Iranian drone entering the so-called “Israeli airspace” from Syria.
“That’s why our response is as severe as it is.”
Earlier on Saturday, Syrian air defenses shot down an Israeli F16 fighter jet, which was taking part in a new aggression against Damascus in the country’s center. Two Israeli pilots ejected from the fighter jet, with one seriously injured, according to Israeli media.
For his part Lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps warned the Israeli regime of a hell that Iran could create for Israeli Zionists, saying all American military bases in the region are within range of Iranian strikes.
The Iranian forces can destroy all American bases across the region by launching attacks from inside the country, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Saturday.
Iran can create a hell for the Zionist regime of Israel, the commander added, recommending the Tel Aviv regime to abandon the dream of conquering lands from “the river to the sea”, a term Israel uses to refer to territories from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea.
His comments came after the downing of an Israeli warplane by the Syria Army.