Guterres condemns the targeting of the Iranian consulate in Damascus and demands respect for international law to avoid escalation

Baghdad, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the targeting of the Iranian consulate in Damascus yesterday, Monday, resulting in 13 deaths, calling for respect for international law. The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement: 'Guterres also called for avoiding any escalation in the region, warning that 'any miscalculation could lead to a broader conflict in a region that already suffers from instability, with devastating consequences on civilians.' Yesterday, Monday, the Public Relations Department of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced that the two generals, advisors, Mohammad Reza Zahedi and Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, and five others, were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted the Iranian consulate in Damascus. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian confirmed that an important message had been sent to the American government as a supporter of Israel, regarding the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in D amascus. Later, two American officials announced that the administration of President Joe Biden directly informed Tehran that it was not aware of the strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, and that Washington had no connection to it. Source: National Iraqi News Agency