Syrian minister: Syria can operate as it desires in Golan

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May 13, 2013 12:15

 
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Syria warned that it had the right to act as it wants in the Golan Heights, and declared itself as the owner of the land, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi was reported as saying Monday by Syrian news agency Sana.

Zoubi, addressing a  symposium in Damascus Sunday, reportedly blamed Israel for violating international law when it allegedly struck military sites Damascus earlier in May, and for permitting rebels to kidnap UN peacekeepers while operating inside the demilitarized zone on the Golan Heights.

"Syria has the right at this time and at any other time to deal with the Golan issue in the way the owner has the right to deal with his property, because the Golan is and has always been a Syrian Arab land," Sana quoted Zoubi as saying, adding that "Israel must understand that it can't take a promenade in the Syrian sky because the Syrian land and sky are not a promenade for anyone."

"Everybody should know that we are people who don't forget to respond to an aggression against the aggressors, nor do we forget our martyrs and those who killed them," Zoubi was reported as saying.

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