“Israeli” strike of Iranian consulate in Syria a “flagrant violation” of sovereignty, says Russia

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Published: 2024-04-03 00:18

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 19:10


Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations. (April 5, 2018) (Photo: Getty Images)
Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations. (April 5, 2018) (Photo: Getty Images)

Russia accused “Israel” Tuesday of seeking to fuel conflict in the Middle East, blaming it for a strike on Iran's consulate in Damascus, Syria that killed at least 13 people - including seven members or Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, amongst them was Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a commander in the Quds Force in Syria and Lebanon.

Moscow's envoy to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, said in a Security Council Meeting that Russia was of the view that “such aggressive actions by Israel are designed to further fuel the conflict. They are absolutely unacceptable and must stop,” further labeling the airstrike as a "flagrant violation" of Syria's sovereignty.

Iran has vowed to retaliate for the strike.

Algeria ambassador to the UN, Amar Bendjama, said "the aim of such an act, a deliberate act, is obvious: responding to international pressures by escalating the conflict, which prolong the killing of Palestinians for internal, political calculation."

“Israeli” wants to "draw the entire region into conflict,” he added.

Other members of the Security Council condemned the “Israeli” attack on the consulate in Damascus and considered it a violation of the inviolability of diplomatic property but with no mention of “Israel”

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