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Iran to sue Israel over attack on Iranian diplomatic mission in Syria

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-04-04 05:01

People gather as an excavator clears rubble after a suspected Israeli strike on Monday on Iran's consulate adjacent to the main Iranian embassy building in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria on April 2. [Photo/Agencies]

TEHRAN -- Iran's Vice President for Legal Affairs Mohammad Dehqan said on Wednesday the country would file a lawsuit against Israel for its deadly attack on the Iranian consulate in Syria, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Dehqan made the remarks in an address to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting in the Iranian capital Tehran, while elaborating on Iran's legal measures against Israel for its missile strike that leveled the consular building in the Syrian capital Damascus, resulting in at least 14 fatalities.

He said the Israeli attack violated international law and Iran is currently making the legal assessments and will soon provide information regarding its legal decisions.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said Tuesday that the death toll from the airstrike had risen to 14, including eight Iranians, five Syrians and one member of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, noting that the death toll is likely to rise due to serious injuries.

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