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Israel calls on UN to 'end Iranian provocations'

Israel says it shot down Iranian drone over Syria
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon called on the Security Council on Saturday to end "Iranian provocations" hours after Israel shot down an Iranian drone that had breached Israeli airspace, according to The Times of Israel.

The Israeli move came also briefly after it targeted a dozen Syrian and Iranian military sites in Syria in response before an Israeli F-16 jet was downed, injuring two pilots.

The incident marks the most significant confrontation between Israel and Syria and Iran since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011.

"All of our warnings regarding Iran have proven correct. We will not tolerate any violation of our sovereignty," Danon wrote to UN Security Council members in a letter on Saturday.

"This is not the first time that we have warned you of Iran’s dangerous actions that undermine the situation in our region. This incident proves every one of those warnings correct. Israel will defend its citizens and will not tolerate any violation of its sovereignty," he added.

Danon called on the Security Council to "condemn this dangerous act and to put an immediate end to Iranian provocations."
Last Modified: Saturday، 10 February 2018 11:35 PM