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Consular section of Iranian Embassy in Syria resumes activity

Emergency and security personnel gather at the site of Israeli strikes which hit a building adjacent to the Iranian embassy in Syria's capital Damascus, on April 1, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

The Consular section of the Iranian Embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus has resumed its activities after four days of a halt due to the Israeli regime’s terrorist attack against the diplomatic mission.

The Iranian consulate started its work in a new building adjacent to the previous one on Saturday.

The consular section is one of the double buildings of the Iranian Embassy which was destroyed last Monday as a result of a missile attack by the Israeli regime.

Earlier, the Iranian Embassy in Damascus had announced that its consular section would be reactivated this Saturday and all kinds of consular services would be provided.

Israel targeted the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital in a terrorist attack on April 1, leaving seven people martyred including a senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commander.

Iran's Ambassador to Damascus Hossein Akbari confirmed the reports of the Israeli attack and said the regime had targeted the consular building with six missiles.

During a ceremony to mark International Quds Day at the Iranian embassy in Damascus on Friday, Akbari said Iran has requested an extraordinary session of the UN Security Council (UNSC) by filing a complaint over the Israeli attack on the consular section of the embassy.

"Given the failure of the Security Council to take necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of such heinous crimes by the Zionist regime, Iran reserves the right to respond," he said.

The ambassador also called on members of the Security Council and the United Nations not to remain silent in the face of these crimes and to fulfill their obligation in preserving international peace and security.

Akbari further noted that after Iran vowed to give a decisive response to the latest aggression, the Israeli regime was panicked and began stockpiling generators, food, and medicine in more secure areas.

"This indicates they are deeply frightened of Iran's retaliation," he said.

“But Iran's answer is not clear and only the Zionists are aware of its depth,” he continued.

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