New York (IP) - Iran urges the Security Council to take all necessary measures including through an urgent meeting to address the Israeli attack on the consular section of its embassy in Damascus, Syria.

Iran PressAmerica: Iran's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Zahra Ershadi, in a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations and the President of the Security Council, also asked these two institutions to strongly condemn this action by Israel.

The text of the letter is as follows؛

Excellency, Upon instructions of my Government, I am writing to you regarding the flagrant violation of fundamental norms and principles of international law by the Israeli regime wherein the Israeli occupying regime perpetrated a heinous and abhorrent terrorist attack on the diplomatic premises of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Syrian Arab Republic. At 4:45 p.m. on 1 April 2024, the Islamic Republic of Iran's diplomatic premises in Damascus were intentionally targeted by missile airstrikes launched by the Israeli regime from the occupied Golan Heights, resulting in the martyrdom and tragic loss of at least five Iranian personnel, including senior military advisors, and the destruction of Iran's diplomatic premises in question. 

These horrific crimes and cowardly terrorist attacks are a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter, international law,  and the foundational principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, as outlined in the 1961 Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons including Diplomatic Agents of 1973 and pose a significant threat to regional peace and security. 

Considering the far-reaching international implications of such a reprehensible act which can exacerbate tensions in the region and potentially ignite more conflict involving other nations, the Islamic Republic of Iran urges the Security Council to condemn this unjustified criminal act and terrorist attack perpetrated by the Israel regime in the strongest terms possible. Furthermore, Iran calls upon the Security Council to take all necessary measures including through an urgent meeting to address this egregious violation, to prevent future acts of aggression that jeopardize the security and safety of diplomatic missions, and to ensure that those responsible for such criminal acts are swiftly brought to justice.

The aggressor Zionist regime bears full responsibility for its consequences and the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its legitimate and inherent right under international law and the United Nations Charter to take a decisive response to such reprehensible acts. I would be grateful if you would circulate the present letter as a document of the Security Council. Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Zahra Ershadi, Ambassador Charge d’ Affairs

H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-GeneralUnited Nations, New York

H.E. Ms. Vanessa Frazier, President of the Security Council United Nations, New York.


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