Thursday, July 31, 2008

Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Countries stress Syria's Right to Restore Occupied Golan

Tehran, (SANA)-The Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Countries stressed that the Israeli measures of annexing the occupied Syrian Golan are null and void , calling on Israel to withdraw from all of Golan.

In the final statement, adopted at the conclusion of the 15th conference of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Countries held in Tehran July 29-30 2008 with the participation of Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, the Foreign Ministers on Thursday underscored their support to Syria's just demand and right to restore the whole sovereignty on the occupied Golan.

They called on Israel to release the Syrian prisoners of the Golan, condemning the inhuman treatment practiced by Israeli authorities against them.

The Foreign Ministers also denounced the Israeli aggression on a Syrian establishment in Sept. 2007. They expressed concern over imposing unilateral sanctions on Syria by the US, underlining that the so-called "Syria's Accountability Act" violates the international law and the UN Charter, aims and principles, calling on the US to consider this Act as null and void.

The statement asserted the importance of the establishment of a just and comprehensive peace in the region on the basis of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, land-for-peace principle, Madrid terms of reference , the Arab peace initiative and the Israeli withdrawal to the June 4th 1967 line.

Nawal / Zahra

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