Wed, 20 Jan 2021

Moscow, SANA- Russia strongly condemned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Israeli settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan, pointing out that it's a provocative act.

Sputnik New Agency quoted Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, as saying during a meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Syria that "We continuously call for keeping Syria's unity and respecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity and the abandonment of plots to divide and prolong the crisis in the country, adding that the visit which was paid by a senior US official is a Provocation.

Nebenzia pointed out that Idleb is still a spot of instability, particularly with the presence of" Tahrir al-Sham" terrorists, affirming that efforts to combat terrorism will continue despite the attempts of Western officials to defend the terrorists through calling for an agreement with them on a ceasefire.

Bushra Dabin/ Mazen Eyon

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