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US missile attack on Syria detrimental to security of region, world: Senior official

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 7, IRNA -- Senior advisor to Majlis speaker Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Friday that the US military attack against Syria is detrimental to the security of the region and the world.

Touching upon the recent US missile attack on Syria, Amir-Abdollahian underscored that the American military invasion on Syria indicated that Washington had ignored the efforts for settlement of crisis in this Arab country through political means.

He added the attack on Syria demonstrates that fighting Daesh terrorists is not a priority for the US.

This hasty military action is contrary to international law and the Charter of the United Nations, he said, adding that the move would reinforce extremism and terrorism in the region.

The senior official underlined that the US military attack on Syria would encourage terrorism, underlying that the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syria while that country's chemical arsenal had already been destroyed requires close examination by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the UN.

According to Western media the US launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night on a Syrian airfield in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun near Idleb.

According to foreign media reports, two US warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target - Shayrat Airfield in Homs province in western Syria, the US Defense Department said.

The recent attack is considered as the first US direct invasion on Syria during Trump tenure.

The missile attack was carried out without the permission from UN Security Council and the US Congress.

Syria strongly denies role in Idleb chemical attack.

Syrian military forces are fighting against Daesh terrorists in the east of Homs province and the Takfiri group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in north of the country.

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