284. Protection of consular premises and archives and of the interests of the sending state in exceptional circumstances.

In the event of the severance of consular relations between two states1:

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    (1)     the receiving state must, even in case of armed conflict, respect and protect the consular premises2, together with the property of the consular post3 and the consular archives4;

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    (2)     the sending state may entrust the custody of the consular premises, together with the property contained therein and the consular archives, to a third state acceptable to the receiving state5;

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    (3)     the sending state may entrust the protection of its interests and those of its nationals to a third state acceptable to the receiving state6.

In the event