United Nations - Sputnik. Polyansky said in a statement: “After the Israeli air attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, the Iranians approached the UN Security Council with a request to condemn this act. After the letter from the Iranians, we requested an open session of the UN Security Council.” The Russian diplomat explained that the Maltese presidency of the Security Council had determined The day of the meeting is at 15:00 (22:00 Moscow time) on April 2. Earlier on Monday, Iranian state television reported that a commander in the “Quds Force” of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Mohammad Reza Zahedi, was killed as a result of the Israeli raid that targeted a building. The Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus. A Sputnik correspondent reported, today, Monday, that violent explosions were heard southwest of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The correspondent said that smoke columns were rising from the Mezzeh area, on the southwestern outskirts of the capital, Damascus. The correspondent obtained information indicating that Israeli aircraft A number of missiles were launched from the airspace of the occupied Syrian Golan, and Syrian air defenses shot down most of the Israeli missiles before they reached their target.