Israel’s UN ambassador Danny Danon addresses the Security Council on October 19, 2016. (UN)

August 28, 2019

Israel filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council against Iran’s activity in Syria.

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, on Tuesday filed the complaint after Israeli forces uncovered and foiled an Iranian plot to launch “killer drones” towards the Jewish state from Syrian territory.

“The international community must make clear to Iran that this subversive behavior and the funding of terror will not be tolerated,” Danon wrote in the complaint, according to ynet news.

The Israeli army had last week announced that it had struck several targets southeast of Damascus.

“The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last number of days,” the military said in a statement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the military had thwarted the planned Iranian attack.

“Iran has no immunity anywhere. Our forces operate in every sector against the Iranian aggression,” he said on Twitter.

Israel says it has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria against Iranian targets trying to establish a permanent military presence there and against advanced weapon shipments to Tehran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah party.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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