The UN chief condemns Israel's attack on Iran's consulate in Damascus

The head of the UN condemns the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus
The head of the UN condemns the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns Monday's attack on Iranian diplomatic facilities in Damascus, Syria, his spokesman said.

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

Guterres also reminds all parties of the need to respect all their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law. It also reiterates its calls for all concerned to avoid attacks that could harm civilians and damage civilian infrastructure, the spokesman said.

"The Secretary General further calls on all concerned to exercise maximum restraint and avoid further escalation," said Dujarric. "He warns that any miscalculation could lead to wider conflict in an already volatile region, with devastating consequences for civilians who are already seeing unprecedented suffering in Syria, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territory and the wider Middle East." wide.”

Israel on Monday launched a rocket attack on the consulate building of the Iranian Embassy in Damascus, killing at least seven officers.

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