Russia says Security Council to discuss condemning Damascus strike

The UN Security Council will meet in the coming hours to discuss a strike on an Iranian consulate in Syria Monday, allegedly by Israel, that killed two high-level Revolutionary Guard members, Russia’s state-run TASS news agency says.

The meeting, scheduled for 3 p.m. New York time, was requested by Moscow to consider an Iranian demand that the strike be condemned, TASS says.

Syria says 13 people were killed when Israeli jets fired missiles at a building in Damascus which housed the Iranian embassy’s consular section and the residence of ambassador Hossein Akbari, completely destroying it.

Russia says the strike was an act of aggression and calls on Israel to cease such “absolutely unacceptable” actions.

In a statement, Moscow says deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin met with Iran’s ambassador to Russia Tuesday afternoon, but does not mention discussions about the attack.

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