United Nations chief called for immediate de- escalation in Syria

Vastavam web: United Nations Secretary- General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate de- escalation in Syria after Israel carried out raids inside the war-torn country.Guterres is “following closely the alarming military escalation throughout Syria and the dangerous spillover across its borders,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.The Israeli raids came after it intercepted what it said was an Iranian drone entering its airspace.

Guterres stressed that all concerned in Syria and in the region must abide by international law.”He calls on all to work for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence and exercise restraint,” Dujarric said.”Over 1,000 civilian casualties from airstrikes were reported in the first week of February alone.” Guterres urged the parties to move quickly toward a political solution to end the war.Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon called on the Security Council “to condemn this dangerous act and to put an immediate end to Iranian provocations.”