Guterres condemns strike on Iranian consulate in Damascus

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is condemning an attack on Iran’s diplomatic premises in Damascus, calling on “all concerned to exercise utmost restraint and avoid further escalation,” his spokesperson says.

The alleged Israeli strike on the building housing Iran’s ambassador and consular services in Syria killed 13 people, including two senior officials from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Guterres “cautions that any miscalculation could lead to broader conflict in an already volatile region, with devastating consequences for civilians who are already seeing unprecedented suffering in Syria, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and the broader Middle East,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric says in a statement.

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