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Iran slams using chemical weapons by anyone in world

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 8, IRNA -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman denounced using chemical weapons by any country and in any part of the world.

Bahram Qasemi referred to chemical attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, saying the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the use of such weapons by any party and anywhere in the world based on its principled policies and religious and moral teachings and as one of the victims of chemical weapons.

The allegation as regard using chemical weapons by the Syrian Government in Douma, Damascus is not compatible with realities, Qasemi added.

The Syrian government has had a good cooperation with the United Nations on chemical issues, and the international community, after joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), destroyed all its chemical weapons and its manufacturing facilities, he noted.

While, Syrian Army has the upper-hand in battle field against armed terrorists, using chemical weapons seems illogical, he said.

Such claims by the US and some Western countries is an indication of a new plot against the Syrian government and people, and an excuse for military action against them, Qasemi said

It will definitely increase the complexity of the situation in this country and region," he added.

Qasemi reiterated that it will make terrorists more serious in their crimes, which, of course, will not be in the interests of peace, stability and security of the region and the world.


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