The president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, declared this Tuesday, 2, that Israel’s attack on the country’s consulate in Syria “will not go unanswered”, as reported by the Iranian news agency Tasnim.

The bombing carried out by Israeli military planes destroyed an Iranian building in Damascus on Monday, 1st, resulting in the death of Mohammad Reza Zahedi, senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, and six other people, according to Iranian state media. .

Iran told the UN Security Council that it has the right to retaliate for Israel’s attack and requested an emergency meeting of the body to discuss the aggression.

In a statement released by Tasnim, President Raisi condemned the attack as an “aggressive and desperate action”, highlighting that it violates international rules. Although it promised a response, the Iranian government did not specify what measures it would take.

Iran’s consulate in Syria was the target of an attack with six missiles fired by Israeli F-35 fighter jets, according to Hossein Akbari, Iran’s ambassador to Syria. Akbari escaped unharmed from the attack, which also hit his residence attached to the embassy.

Israeli officials confirmed the attack, but an Israeli military spokesman declined to comment on reports in foreign media.


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