(Dan Tri) – Iran does not have many options to respond after the building in the embassy compound in Syria was suspected of being attacked by Israel earlier this week.

The consulate building in the Iranian embassy in Syria was destroyed after a suspected Israeli airstrike on April 1 (Photo: Reuters).

On the evening of April 1, the consulate building in the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria was attacked by missiles.

Iran immediately accused Israel of being behind the attack and vowed to respond harshly.

Experts say this attack is more serious because Israel targeted an embassy.

Below are some options that Iran can use to respond to the attack.

Aimed at US interests

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian accused the US of being responsible for the attack.

Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President at the Quincy Institute for Public Accountability in Washington, commented: `It seems that Iran is holding the US responsible for what Israel has done, in the same way that the US holds Iran responsible.

The area of operation of US forces is quite close to allied Iranian militias.

A spokesman for the US National Security Council on April 2 confirmed that the country was not involved in the attack, and said Washington had directly contacted Iran on this issue.

Mobilize proxy forces against Israel

Lebanon’s Hezbollah proxy is believed to possess up to  150,000 missiles and guided munitions.

Yet Israel has been preparing for war with Hezbollah for months, evacuating more than 40 communities in the north, for example.

A representative of Hezbollah declared, `the attack on April 1 will be responded appropriately.`

However, experts doubt the ability of this force to participate in the war.

Iran can also mobilize support from Houthi forces in Yemen.

Aimed at Israeli interests abroad

Jalal Rashidi Kochi, a member of Iran’s Parliament, suggested that the country should retaliate by attacking the Israeli embassy in Azerbaijan.

Sanam Vakil, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at the Chatham House think tank in London, said it was  highly unlikely that Iran would attack Israeli diplomatic missions abroad.

Do not use direct military measures

`The ball is in Iran’s court,` Vali Nasr, a Middle East scholar and former adviser to Iran’s Foreign Ministry, wrote on social media platform X.

`Israel is provoking Iran to react. Perhaps Tehran is waiting for the opportunity and not letting the story about Israel change from Gaza to Syria and Iran,` Mr. Nasr argued.

According to this expert, Iran is unlikely to choose to respond with a direct military attack.

Iran's response scenarios after the consulate was attacked

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (Photo: AFP).

According to IRNA news agency, Iran has requested to convene an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to `strongly condemn the violation of international law`.

Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East Program at the CSIS think tank in Washington, said he did not expect Iran to respond strongly at this time.