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Iran strongly condemns US attack on Syria

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 14, IRNA -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned the overnight attack by the US on some Syrian targets.

'The attack is the blatant violation of international laws, as well as ignoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria,' said Bahram Qasemi, the spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry.

The US in coordination with Britain and France targeted some research and military sites in Syria, including its capital city, Damascus.

The state-run Syrian news agency SANA confirmed the attack.

The US claims that the attack was a response to an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

Iran is against any use of chemical weapons, based on its law, and religious and ethical codes, but at the same time it condemns using pretexts for invading any independent country, he said.

'No doubt the US and its allies that are engaged a military intervention in Syria without any substantiated document and before any final report of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and have supposed themselves as the world police and judge, are responsible for regional and international repercussions of the adventure, and should be held accountable,' Qasemi said.

He said that the attack is a reaction to the defeat of the terrorists in Aleppo and Ghouta.

The recent aggression by the US against Syria comes after Washington has refrained from condemning the attacks by the Zionist regime of Israel on Palestinians that have claimed scores of lives.

This will reveal once more the US double standards and its biased policies towards the world, he said.

The international organizations and independent countries should condemn the unilateral and tyrannical action against a sovereign country that is a member of the United Nations, he said.

Such behaviours will certainly weaken the bases of peace and security in the world and will bolster the extremism besides intensifying the instability and unrest in the region, the Iranian diplomat said.

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