Iran says Israel will be punished for the attack on its consulate in Damascus

The Israeli attack on the Iranian diplomatic compound in Damascus and its possible response raise questions Risk of escalation of conflict This is something that has been more or less avoided since the Hamas attacks on October 7.

According to the final balance, the Israeli bombing It caused the death of 13 peopleseven of them, Members of the Revolutionary Guard Among them are Generals Mohammad Reza Zahedi and Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, whom the army described as “senior military advisors.”

Iran vows revenge

Iran vowed to take revenge on Israel for the attack, which represents another step in its military operation against the pro-Iranian militias. Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said, “The evil regime (Israel) will be punished by our brave men. We will make them repent of this crime and other similar crimes, with God's help.”

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi also stated that the bombing of the Iranian consulate in Damascus “will not go unanswered.”

In addition to directly accusing Israel, Iran – Damascus's main ally in the war in Syria – It also targeted the United States He talked about reprisals. The United States was quick to say so I was not involved in any way In this attack, they had no prior information about its occurrence.

Anonymous sources in the National Security Council, quoted by the New York Times, add that the United States informed Iran directly from both parties: that they have nothing to do with the matter and that they do not know.

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However, awareness of what it means to escalate the conflict has already translated into an urgent diplomatic gesture: the United Nations has called a Security Council meeting on the attack this very Tuesday.

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