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US President Donald Trump lied to the American people after the US military in conjunction with British and French forces, instead of striking alleged “targets associated with chemical weapons” capabilities in Syria, hit a center for producing anti-cancer drugs near Damascus.
A fact-finding team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is on its way to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack, while US President Donald Trump has already accused the Syrian government of being behind it and vowed retaliation against Damascus.
The Russian ambassador to Tehran says no one could claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the opposition, stressing that there is no doubt the supporters of the terrorists were behind the attack.
Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, said in Iran’s view, employing chemical weapons by any party is totally unacceptable and rejected recent Western accusations about the Syrian government’s use of such weapons as fabricated.
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s opposition to nuclear weapons production is permanent, a senior Iranian MP said, adding that use of nuclear weapons against others is the country’s red line.
Foreign minister of Iran slammed the US president’s remarks on Tehran’s possible role in a recent chemical attack in Syria as a “pretext” for meddling in the Arab country and making up for the successive defeats that US- and Israeli-backed terrorists have suffered in Syria.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has pointed to a chemical attack in Douma in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus and emphasized that any use of chemicals by any party is strongly condemned.
Iran’s envoy to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has called for a dialogue-based solution to the dispute between Russia and the West over an alleged nerve gas attack in the UK, saying western countries would do well not to politicize the issue.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has blasted certain countries for applying a double-standard approach to the use of chemical weapons.
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