Apr 2, 2024, 12:12 PM
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Iran makes ‘appropriate decisions’ over Israeli aggression, holds US accountable

Tehran, IRNA – Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) convened on Monday night and made “appropriate decisions” on how to respond to the Israeli regime’s deadly airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi presided over the meeting in Tehran, where members of the SNSC discussed the Israeli aggression, which led to the martyrdom of seven Iranian military advisors.

“Due to another war crime by the Zionist regime against places and people with diplomatic immunity and the martyrdom of Major General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, the Supreme National Security Council held a meeting in the presence of the president as the head of this council last night at 21:00 and appropriate decisions were made,” the SNSC said in a statement on Tuesday.

Israeli warplanes bombed Iran’s consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday in a strike that martyred Iranian military advisers, including senior commanders.

On Monday night, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed the martyrdom of generals Mohammad Reza Zahedi and Mohammad Hadi Haj Rahimi and five of their companions in the attack.

Iran summons Swiss envoy: FM

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a post on his X account that the Islamic Republic holds the United States to account for the Israeli regime’s atrocities.

He said the Foreign Ministry had summoned the chargé d'affaires of Switzerland, which represents Washington's interests in Tehran after the Israeli regime’s “terrorist attack”.

“In this session, the dimensions of the terrorist attack and the crimes of the Israeli regime were explained, and the responsibility of the US government was emphasized,” Amirabdollahian wrote. “An important message was sent to the US administration, which is the main supporter of the Zionist regime. The US must be held accountable.”

Amirabdollahian urges OIC to take ‘appropriate stance’

In a Monday phone conversation with the 12th and current Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha, the Iranian foreign minister urged the OIC to take an appropriate and immediate stance in response to the Israeli regime’s terrorist attack on Iran’s consulate in Damascus.

The new OIC chief, for his part, pointed to the criminal background of the Israeli regime and condemned the new crime. He also expressed solidarity with the Iranian government and nation, underlining the OIC’s responsibility in this respect.

In another phone conversation, the top Iranian diplomat held talks with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Al-Busaidi. The minister of foreign affairs of Oman expressed condolences to the Iranian people and categorically condemned the attack on Iran’s consulate.

The two foreign ministers further discussed the recent developments in the Gaza Strip, calling for international efforts to push for the end of Israeli aggression as well as an immediate ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid into the besieged area.


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