Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari condemned the "flagrant act of aggression" in duplicate letters to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui, current president of the Security Council.
In the letters, obtained by Reuters, he asked Ban and the council "to assume their responsibility to prevent any repetition of this grave violation and to hold the aggressor accountable for the killing of innocent Syrian civilians."
Ja'afari said the raid "indicates that the current
He also called on the Iraqi government to carry out a full investigation of the raid and ensure that its territory was not used in future for launching such attacks.
Ja'afari, speaking to reporters, declined to say whether he wanted the Security Council to issue a statement of condemnation or if he wanted a resolution, which would be a much stronger form of protest. He said it was up to the council president to decide what action was appropriate.
However, the Syrian envoy said he wanted the council to hold the