Lavrov tells top Iranian diplomat he condemns Israeli strike on Iran’s consulate in Syria


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in their phone conversation that he strongly condemns Israel’s strike on the Iranian consulate in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, Paralel.Az reports citing TASS.

"They focused attention on the situation in the Middle East. The Russian side reiterated its strong condemnation of Israel’s airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1. They emphasized that it is categorically unacceptable to encroach on any diplomatic and consular facilities, whose inviolability is enshrined in the relevant Vienna Conventions, as well as to commit any political assassinations," the ministry said.

The ministers also "reaffirmed their mutual willingness to maintain a high level of coordination on pressing international and regional issues," the ministry said.

"They emphasized the two sides’ interest in consistently enhancing political and diplomatic cooperation, as well as trade and economic interaction, including in the transport and logistics area, in particular transit shipments," the Russian Foreign Ministry added.