8 killed in Israeli warplanes strike on Iranian embassy in Damascus

8 killed in Israeli warplanes strike on Iranian embassy in Damascus

Damascus (Web Desk/Agencies): Israeli warplanes bombed Iranian embassy in Syria killing eight of its military advisers, including three senior commanders.

According to reports quoting Iran's ambassador to Syria, the strike hit a consular building in the embassy compound located in Damascus on Monday.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement that eight Iranian military advisers died in the strike including a senior commander in its Quds Force Mohammad Reza Zahedi.

Iran preserves the right to take reciprocal actions against the Israeli attack in Damascus on its consulate, the country’s foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said on Monday, according to state media.

“Tehran will decide on “the type of response and punishment against the aggressor,” Mr Kanaani added.
Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad also denounced the attack after visiting the site.

“We strongly condemn this heinous terrorist attack that targeted the Iranian consulate building in Damascus killing a number of innocent people,” Mekdad said in a statement carried by SANA.

Iran’s ambassador, Akbari, said that “the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate shows the reality of the Zionist entity which recognises no international laws and does all that is inhumane to achieve its goals”.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian called for a “serious response by the international community”.