Iran: US Missile Strike on Syria Unacceptable

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in separate telephone conversations with his Kazakh, Venezuelan, Brazilian and Bolivian counterparts deplored the recent US cruise missile attacks on Syria’s Shayrat airbase as unjustifiable and unacceptable.

Iran wants an unbiased international probe into an alleged gas attack in Syria,” Zarif said in his phone talk with Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov on Thursday.

The Iranian foreign minister underlined that the Syrian missile strikes on Shayrat airbase was quite unacceptable and without any justification.

Zarif also denounced the “unilateral American action” in his talks with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and called for the Non-Aligned Movement to play an active role in Syria’s developments. Caracas currently holds the rotating chair of the 120-member group.

The Iranian foreign minister further condemned the chemical attack in Syria in his conversation with his Brazilian and Bolivian counterparts, Aloysio Nunes and Fernando Huanacuni.

The gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s Idlib Province reportedly left at least 87 people dead.

Western countries rushed to blame the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the incident without providing any evidence. The Damascus government has repeatedly denied the charges.





Source: ISNA