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Iran’s FM in Syria: Israeli regime will be punished through proper response

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said Israel will be punished and will receive the necessary response to its criminal act in attacking the Iranian diplomatic site.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad in the capital Damascus on Monday.

The Iranian foreign minister thanked his Syrian counterpart’s presence in the office of the Iranian ambassador to Damascus immediately after the terrorist attack.

The strike proved that Israel is not committed to any international regulations and humanitarian law, he said.

“We regard Syria’s security as our own security,” the top Iranian diplomat added.

He emphasized that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration is taking its last breath and the regime’s crimes will fail to guarantee its survival.

“Such incidents will strengthen the will and cohesion of Iran and Syria to [improve] stability and security in the region and to stop the Zionist regime [crimes] in the region,” the Iranian foreign minister said.

The Syrian foreign minister, for his part, said Iran and Syria do not recognize Israel and believe that the criminal regime is not committed to any international regulations and principles as well as the UN Charter.

Mekdad added that Israel’s military aggression against Iran’s diplomatic premises and Syria’s infrastructure are not dissociated from the regime’s crimes against the people of Palestine in Gaza.

He criticized hypocritical Western countries for remaining silent vis-à-vis last week’s terrorist attack in Damascus and said they do not respect any international human rights principles.

The top Syrian diplomat emphasized that Israel’s criminal act against Iran will not go unanswered.

The visit comes days after the Israeli terrorist attack on the Consular Section of the Iranian Embassy in the Mezzeh neighborhood in Damascus.

A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, and his deputy General Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi were among the seven Iranian martyrs of the terrorist attack on April 1.

Iran island of stability in West Asia region: FM

Iran island of stability in West Asia region: FM

Iran’s Amirabdollahian says the country is an island of stability in the troubled West Asia region.

US ‘responsible’ for attack on Iranian consulate

Speaking at a joint press conference after the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian said the United States is responsible and must be held to account for the recent Israeli aggression on the Consular Section of the Iranian Embassy in the Mezzeh neighborhood in the Syrian capital.

Stressing that the Israeli regime has enjoyed Washington’s unflinching support in its aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip over the past six months, Amir-Abdollahian said Israel’s recent terrorist and war crime were perpetrated by American warplanes and missiles against the Iranian embassy in Damascus, which marked a new form of violating international rules, including the Vienna Conventions.

“I loudly announce from here in Damascus that the US is responsible for this incident and must be held accountable. The Israeli regime will also be punished,” the top Iranian diplomat said.

“The refusal of the US and two European countries to issue a statement in condemnation of this attack bespeaks America’s green light, and the United States is responsible and must be accountable for this behavior and its support for this regime,” he added.

Amir-Abdollahian also stressed, “We regard the security of Syria as that of the region’s, and we continue our efforts against the attack on the West Bank and to facilitate the delivery of aid to Gaza and thwart Zionist plots against Gaza.”

The Iranian foreign minister said Israel has failed in its months-long war on Gaza and is not able to expand its aggression to other fronts.

“The Zionist regime is in its worst situation; the developments of the past six months proved that the Zionist regime, which is not able to enter into a war with a resistance group and win, will definitely not be able to fight with Lebanon and Syria,” he said.

“There is no victory for the Zionist regime in the Gaza war, and the coming days will be difficult for Israel.”

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