Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

Iran's FM Visits Syria Following Israeli Attack On Consulate

Monday, 04/08/2024

Iran's Foreign Minister departed from Oman to Damascus on Monday in the wake of last week’s airstrike on Iran's consulate in the Syrian capital.

The Israeli attack led to the deaths of seven Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members including two commanders on the compound believed to be a key base for the IRGC.

Hossein Amirabdollahian is accompanied by Vahid Jalalzadeh, the head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Parliament.

Iran has pledged to retaliate for the deaths of its personnel in the strike. A senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader warned on Sunday that Israeli embassies were now potential targets.

Amirabdollahian, who initiated his regional tour in Muscat, where he engaged with Omani officials and met with a representative of Yemen's Houthi group, Mohamed Abdelsalam, condemned the attack while in Oman.

"The attack on Iran's embassy building in Damascus is a new step in Israel's warmongering and its attempt to expand war regionally," said Amirabdollahian.

The Omani Foreign Minister, Badr Al-Busaidi, also called for de-escalation during discussions with his Iranian counterpart. Meanwhile, Israel, in line with its usual practice, declined to comment on the incident when approached by media.

Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant had previously stated that Israel was prepared for any potential retaliation from Iran.

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