William Hanson, Special Correspondent: In what appears to be a significant escalation of tensions in the Middle East, Iran has accused Israel of committing serious human rights violations following an attack on the Iranian consulate building in Damascus, Syria.

The incident, which occurred on April 1, resulted in the deaths of seven officials, including Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi and his deputy, Brigadier General Mohammad Hadi Haji-Rahimi, both senior commanders of the elite Quds Force.

In response to the attack, Iran launched a barrage of more than three hundred drones and missiles targeting Israeli territory. Iranian Ambassador Iravani reiterated his country’s stance, asserting its right to defend itself against any threats or attacks. He emphasized that while Iran does not seek war or tension, it will respond to any provocation.

The Iranian envoy also criticized the United Nations Security Council, accusing it of failing to fulfill its duty to maintain international peace and security.

Furthermore, Iran summoned the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, alleging their countries’ complicity in the matter. The Iranian officials conveyed their concerns regarding what they perceive as a lack of appropriate response from the European nations to the attack on their consulate.

The Director General of the Western Europe Department of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized Iran’s commitment to defending its sovereignty, territorial integrity, and national interests against any illegal use of force.

In response, the ambassadors of the UK, Germany, and France assured that they would relay Iran’s message to their respective governments.

The situation remains tense as both sides continue to exchange accusations and threats, raising concerns about further escalation and potential human rights violations in the region.


Leave a Comment