Iran strongly condemns US missile attack on Syria
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, April 7, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday that Iran strongly condemns US missile attack on Syrian airfield in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun near Idleb.
Qasemi underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran as the biggest victim of chemical weapons in the contemporary history, severely censures any use of chemical weapons, regardless of the perpetrators and victims.
He said, 'Tehran considers this excuse for unilateral action as dangerous, destructive and violation of fundemental principles of international law.'
The spokesman added, 'Iran believes that such measure under the pretext of alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun which its timing, perpetrators and beneficiaries are all suspected would not only complicate the situation in Syria but in the entire region.'
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 NBC, 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 UNSC 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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