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Iran Opens New Consulary Site in Damascus, Accuses U.S. of Greenlighting Israel’s Attack

HeadlineApr 09, 2024

Iran’s foreign minister opened a new diplomatic site in the Syrian capital Damascus Monday, one week after Israel bombed the Iranian Consulate, killing at least seven Iranian officers. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian renewed Iran’s vow to retaliate and accused the U.S. of giving Israel the “green light” for the attack.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian: “I want to say from here in Damascus with a loud voice: America is responsible for this terrorist attack, and it must take responsibility.”

Meanwhile, Iranian press is reporting Tehran told the Biden administration it will refrain from attacking Israel if the U.S. can secure a ceasefire in Gaza. The report has not been confirmed by Tehran, and the Biden administration has denied it.

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