Israel urged the United Nations Security Council on Saturday to condemn Iran after an Iranian drone was shot down over Israeli territory earlier in the day. The Israeli ambassador to the UN called on the panel to "put an end to Iranian provocations," Haaretz reported.
The Israeli military says it shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country and struck Iranian targets in Syria that launched it. Syrian air-defense missiles hit an Israeli F-16 fighter jet, prompting the pilots to eject. Following the downing of the jet, Israel carried out what an Air Force general said was the "largest and most significant" strike in Syria since 1982.
"This is not the first time that we have warned you of Iran’s dangerous actions that undermine the situation in our region," ambassador Danny Danon wrote in the letter. "Israel will defend its citizens and will not tolerate any violation of its sovereignty. Israel will defend its citizens and will not tolerate any violation of its sovereignty."
In the letter, Dannon called on the Security Council to condemn Iran. "I call on the Security Council to condemn this dangerous act and to put an immediate end to Iranian provocations. Security Council members must not stand idly by while Iran is instigating dangerous escalations and violating Security Council resolutions."