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China Reaffirms Call for Defending Syria’s Sovereignty, Independence, and Territorial Integrity

BEIJING, (ST)- China has reaffirmed its call for respecting Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Commenting on the Israeli enemy’s aggression on the Syrian territories at dawn on Monday, Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that “China has always stressed the need to respect, protect and defend Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.”

 She added that the political process to solve the crisis in Syria has reached a key and decisive stage, pointing out that concerned parties should not take any steps that escalate tension; rather, they should seek preserving the security and stability of the region and encourage political settlement in Syria.

 The Syrian news agency SANA cited a Syrian military source as saying earlier that at 1:10 a.m Monday, January 21st, 2019, the Israeli enemy targeted the Syrian territories from air and ground with a wave of guided missiles, but the Syrian Air defenses immediately intercepted the missiles and downed most of them before reaching their targets.

Hamda Mustafa