Tehran has threatened reprisal for the deadly bombing of its consulate in Damascus FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Zahra Ershadi attend the session of the United Nations Security Council. © Fatih Aktas / Anadolu via Getty Images

Iran feels obligated to punish Israel for its attack on the diplomatic mission in Syria because the UN Security Council has failed in its duty, Tehran’s mission to the world body said on Thursday.

The April 1 airstrike killed seven Iranian officers, including two generals of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. Israel did not officially claim responsibility for the attack.

“Had the UN Security Council condemned the Zionist regime’s reprehensible act of aggression on our diplomatic premises in Damascus and subsequently brought to justice its perpetrators, the imperative for Iran to punish this rogue regime might have been obviated,” the mission posted on X (formerly Twitter).