Iran: If There is Response to Damascus Raid, Blame Will Fall on UN, Which Failed to Condemn the Attack

Kremlin: We call on regional states to show moderation. USA: ironclad commitment to protecting Israel from Iranian threats

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Iran pointed the finger at the United Nations, which has been reluctant to condemn the air attack attributed to Israel on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria. Had the UN Security Council explicitly condemned the attack on Iran’s consulate in Damascus, “Tehran would not have found itself in the need to punish Israel,” which it holds responsible for the raid. A spokesman for Iran’s permanent mission to the UN wrote this on X social network (formerly Twitter).

The non-governmental organization Iranian Observatory for Human Rights reported that an April 1 air raid on Iranian diplomatic headquarters in Syria killed 16 people, including two generals of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (Pazdaran). The attack drew sharp reactions from Tehran’s political and religious leaders, who have repeatedly said Israel “will be punished.”

“The need for Iran to punish this regime (Israel) could have been avoided” if the United Nations had expressed its condemnation of “the Zionist regime’s (Israel) reprehensible act of aggression against our diplomatic premises in Damascus and subsequently brought its perpetrators to justice,” the Iranian diplomatic mission stressed.

And while Russia called on all Middle Eastern countries to show moderation, the United States reaffirmed “America’s ironclad commitment to protecting Israel from Iranian threats.”

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “Russia very sharply condemned the attacks on the Iranian consulate. This is a violation of all principles of international law.” According to the Kremlin spokesman, “now it is very important for everyone to remain calm so as not to lead to a complete destabilization of the situation in the region, where there is already no stability and predictability.”

For his part, US President Joe Biden pledged to support his ally against such threats: “Iran is threatening to launch a serious attack on Israel,” Joe Biden said at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House. “As I told Prime Minister Netanyahu, our commitment to Israel’s security from these threats from Iran and its allies is ironclad. We will do everything we can to protect Israel’s security.”