US condemns shelling of the Russian embassy in Syria
Washington: The United States has condemned the shelling of the Russian Embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus, expressing its concern for the welfare of those injured in the incident.
"The United States condemns the shelling that hit the Russian Embassy compound in Damascus and expresses its concern for the welfare of those injured in the incident," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said.
"We condemn any attack against individuals or facilities protected by international law," she said.
"The United States continues to emphasize that those responsible for atrocities on all sides must be held accountable," Harf said in a statement.
According to the reports, a mortar shell has hit the Russian embassy compound in Damascus, injuring three people.
The Russian Foreign Ministry and Syria`s authorities are taking measures to ensure additional security.
Meanwhile, the US also condemned the killing of two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank in the last two days and noted that such violence is unacceptable.
"The United States condemns the killings of two Israeli soldiers in separate incidents in the West Bank in the last two days," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said.
Such violence and terror are unacceptable and undermine efforts to establish the positive atmosphere the parties need to progress in peace negotiations, she said and called on all parties to join in condemning these attacks.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Indrani 'slow-poisoned' Sheena, wanted to portray Mikhail as 'mentally unstable'?
- 'Mann ki Baat': Will implement 13 new pointers to Land Bill from today itself, says PM Modi
- People have no faith left in Modi government: Sonia Gandhi at Swabhiman rally
- Will not allow any political party to join agitation: Hardik Patel
- Swabhiman rally: About Bihar's development or Narendra Modi?
- Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, driver taken to Raigad to recreate crime scene
- Satire website publishes article on Osama bin Laden being alive and quotes Edward Snowden
- Indrani's former brother-in-law claims Sheena was Siddharth Das' daughter
- Sheena murder: Suitcase seized from Indrani, Peter's residence meant for disposing Mikhail's body?
- Militants kill two engineers in Pakistan airport attack