The text of the statement, published by the state agency SANA, states that the country’s authorities sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General and the UN Security Council president.
The strikes of the US Air Force in the province of Deir Ez-Zor, Damascus called “undisguised aggression and another episode in a series of repeated attacks by US troops under far-fetched pretexts.”
“The Ministry once again called on the Security Council to assume its responsibility for maintaining peace and security and to take immediate measures to prevent its permanent member (the United States) from continuing its aggression and crimes against a sovereign state,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
On Friday night, the Pentagon announced that the United States had struck several buildings on the Syrian-Iraqi border that were occupied by the pro-Iranian militant groups Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada. As noted in the department, this was a response to the recent attacks on American and coalition troops in Iraq.
The US launched a Syria strike based on Iraqi intelligence information and is confident in its accuracy, said Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin. In turn, the Ministry of Defense of Iraq denied the statements of the American official about the exchange of intelligence.
Commenting on the situation, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the parties to avoid escalation and show restraint.