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US Was 'Unaware' of Israel's Plans to Hit Iranian Diplomatic Facility in Damascus - Report

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has informed Iran that Washington "had no involvement" or advance knowledge of a deadly Israeli strike on an Iranian diplomatic facility in the Syrian capital, media reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed US officials familiar with the matter.
On Monday, Israel carried out an airstrike on the Iranian Consulate General building in Damascus, destroying the building. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has confirmed that the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate general building in Damascus killed two IRGC generals and five officers.
The US "had no involvement in the [Israeli] strike and we did not know about it ahead of time," a National Security Council spokesperson told media.
Moreover, Washington "has communicated this directly to Iran," a senior US official was quoted as saying by the news website.
Israel has reportedly notified US President Joe Biden’s administration "a few minutes before its air force conducted the strike" but did not ask for a green light from the US. Israel did not inform the US that it was planning to bomb a building in the Iranian embassy compound, the report said.
Former US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland has said Washington should be concerned about the possible consequences of the Israeli attack on the Iranian Consulate General building in Damascus, adding that the incident could lead to further escalation.
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