Environment minister, UN official talk joint cooperation

Amman, May 31 (Petra)–Minister of Environment, Muawieh Radaideh, on Wednesday discussed with UN Resident Coordinator in Jordan, Sheri Ritsema-Anderson, frameworks for joint coordination and action and ways to enhance cooperation in the green growth and climate change fields. During the meeting, Radaideh highlighted the initiative launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II at the COP-27 conference on the climate-refugee nexus, urging international efforts to support this step to implement its important axes.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Occupation forces bulldoze lands on eastern outskirts of Gaza Strip

The Israeli occupation forces carried out an incursion on Wednesday into the eastern outskirts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinian media outlets reported that 9 of the occupation’s vehicles and 14 bulldozers have carried out an incursion east of Jabalia and Khan Yunus, southern Gaza Strip, and they bulldozed lands there.

On Tuesday, the occupation forces carried out an incursion east of al-Zeitoun neighborhood and opened toxic gas bombs on the Palestinian farmers which forced them to leave their lands.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Four killed, 16 injured in Ukrainian shelling of Karpaty village, Lugansk

Representative office of Lugansk Republic of Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) announced that four people were killed and 16 others were injured Tuesday night, as Kiev regime forces shelled Karpaty village, Perevalsky district.

“The shelling targeted a farm that was under construction, killing four workers and injuring 16 other civilians, in addition to causing severe damage to the farm,” Sputnik quoted the representative office as saying in a statement.

The attack comes as a part of shelling residential neighborhoods and infrastructure in the regions and cities of Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, Zaporozhe and Kherson regions.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

After 12-year hiatus, first direct Venezuelan flight lands in Damascus Int’l Airport

The first direct flight from Venezuela to Syria landed Wednesday in Damascus International Airport coming from Caracas Airport after about 12-year hiatus of air traffic between the two countries.

102 passengers were on board, including Venezuelan Minister of Transport, Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister and an accompanying delegation, according to SANA reporter.

In a press statement at Damascus Airport, Director of the US Department at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry, Ambassador Khalil Bitar, said “There will be a flight every 15 days between Damascus and Caracas.”

In turn, Venezuelan Minister of Transport Ramon Velasquez said “After 12 years, we resume flights between our two countries, and this flight represents a victory for both of them and serves the interest of the Syrian and Venezuelan peoples.”.

Venezuelan Ambassador in Damascus, Jose Biomorgi Muzattiz, said “The return of air traffic came due to the great efforts exerted by both countries and it represents a step forward in strengthening bilateral relations”

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Ershadi: Israeli attacks on Syrian territory a serious threat to regional peace and stability

Iran’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Zahra Ershadi, has affirmed that the Israeli terrorist attacks on Syrian territory clearly violate international humanitarian law and the principles of the UN Charter and pose a serious threat to peace and stability in the region.

In a speech during a meeting of the UN Security Council, Ershadi said that the failure of the international community to stop the Israeli aggressive acts and terrorist attacks against Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is a matter of great concern.

“Iran strongly condemns these heinous crimes and stresses the urgent need to take urgent and decisive measures to confront this outlaw entity,” Ershadi noted.

Ershadi added that the humanitarian situation in Syria still faces challenges, especially that the current level of funding allocated to the humanitarian response in Syria is much less than what is required, and this funding shortage severely hinders the ability of the UN to provide adequate assistance to those in need.

The Iranian diplomat went on saying that the continuation of unilateral coercive measures remains an obstacle to improving the humanitarian and economic situation in Syria, as these illegal measures have exacerbated the challenges faced by the Syrian people and severely hindered the ability of the Syrian government to provide basic services to those in need.

Ershadi noted that in order to effectively deal with the humanitarian and economic crisis in Syria, a comprehensive approach is necessary, and this approach must include several key elements, including the provision of adequate funding and the lifting of sanctions.

Ershadi pointed out that terrorism still poses a threat to Syria and the region, and it must be confronted firmly.

She stressed that the illegal presence of foreign military forces in Syria is the main source of insecurity in this country, and it must be ended in order to create a suitable environment to resolve the crisis.

Combating terrorism must be carried out with full respect for national sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Syria and should not be used as an excuse to violate these basic principles of international law, the Iranian Ambassador stressed.

Ershadi noted that Syria’s participation in the meetings of the Arab League and the resumption of its relations with Arab countries represent important steps in supporting security, stability and prosperity of Syria and the region.

She expressed hope that Western countries will also review and correct their policy towards Syria soon.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Israeli occupation troops arrest seven Palestinians in the West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces arrested on Wednesday seven Palestinians in the West Bank.

Wafa news agency stated that the occupation troops stormed several neighborhoods in Qalqilya, Jenin and Nablus, and the towns of Tal and Asira al-Qibliya to the south.

The occupation troops have also intensified their military presence in the villages of Tora, Umm Dar and Ya`bad south Jenin and impeded the movement of Palestinians.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency