New York [USA], April 3: Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, condemned the attack on diplomatic premises of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Damascus on 1st April, as well as the reported casualties.
He reaffirmed that the principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises and personnel must be respected in all cases in accordance with international law.
Guterres reminded all parties to respect all their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law, as applicable. He also reiterated his calls on all concerned to avoid attacks that could harm civilians and damage civilian infrastructure.
The Secretary-General further called on all concerned to exercise utmost restraint and avoid further escalation.
Source: Emirates News Agency