Lawmaker Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi

Iranian MPs Call For Response To Israeli Airstrike On Consulate

Wednesday, 04/03/2024

A member of the National Security Committee of the Iranian Parliament, said a "suitable response" must be given to Israel to prevent further escalation.

Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi also accused Israel of sending a message with its recent airstrike on the Iranian consulate building in Damascus.

“Israel intends to convey with its attack on the Iranian consulate building in Damascus that it is fighting Iran in Gaza and that Iran is backing Hamas and the people of Gaza,” he said.

He claimed that to avert further perilous incidents a “suitable response” must be given.

The airstrike, which occurred on Monday, resulted in the destruction of the consulate building in Damascus. Reports indicate that at least seven officials, including high-ranking members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, were killed in the attack. Additionally, six Syrian citizens lost their lives in the airstrike.

Fadahossein Maleki, another member of the National Security Commission of the Parliament, stated that Iran has conveyed a "serious message" to the United States through the Swiss embassy, holding the Americans accountable for the incident.

However, the United States denied any involvement in the airstrike. White House national security spokesman John Kirby dismissed Iranian accusations, stating that the US was not involved in any way. Kirby emphasized the US commitment to protecting its troops and facilities in the region.

On Tuesday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed punishment for Israel, while President Ebrahim Raisi asserted that the attack would “not go unanswered.”

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