Türkiye condemns Israeli strike on Iranian embassy in Damascus

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Foreign Ministry and UN Chief emphasize adherence to international law amidst warnings of potential regional escalation

Türkiye condemns Israeli strike on Iranian embassy in Damascus

Türkiye has strongly denounced Israel's assault on an Iranian diplomatic mission in Damascus, Syria.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the attack, citing it as a violation of international law and expressing apprehension regarding its potential to escalate regional tensions.

Emergency services at the site of an Israeli airstrike on Tehran’s embassy compound in Damascus, Syria, on April 1.

"We condemn the Israeli attack on the Iranian Embassy in Damascus. Israel's action adds to its recent violations of international law," stated the Foreign Ministry.

"We are concerned that this action may escalate into a conflict affecting the entire region," it further added.

The ministry urged all involved parties to exercise "common sense and restraint, and to abide by international law."

UN Chief Condemns Strike On Iran Consulate In Syria

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the strike on an Iranian consular annex building in Syria on Tuesday, as reported by his spokesman. 

"The Secretary-General reaffirms that the principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises and personnel must be respected in all cases in accordance with international law," spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Iran vows revenge, blames US and Israel

In yesterday's airstrike on the Consulate premises at Iran's embassy in Damascus, a total of seven individuals were killed. This included two high-ranking officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Zahedi and his deputy, Gen. Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, along with five other military advisers to the guard corps. Among the casualties were also six Syrians, bringing the overall death toll to 13.

The Iranian mission to the UN denounced the Israeli airstrike as a "cowardly terrorist act" and a "blatant violation of the UN Charter," calling for condemnation and action from the UN Security Council.

While Iran openly attributed the attack to Israel, the Tel Aviv administration remained silent.

Iran announced its intention to retaliate against the attack and held the United States accountable as well.

This assault occurs within the context of Israel's prolonged offensive on the Gaza Strip, resulting in numerous Palestinian casualties. Concerns mount over the potential escalation of conflict, with fears that it could evolve into a regional war.

Source: Newsroom

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