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An Iranian official says statistics show more than 63,000 Iranians are confirmed to be suffering from chemical weapons injuries and the number is still increasing, thirty years after the devastating invasion of Iran by Iraq came to an end.
Iran has lashed out at the US for its “destructive role” in the 4th Review Conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), saying that Washington, as the biggest user of weapons of mass destruction, cannot impose its will on other member states.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has vehemently censured the chemical attack launched by terrorists on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman BahramQassemi has categorically dismissed the US’ “groundless” accusation that Tehran has breached the Chemical Weapons Convention by failing to declare what Washington calls “a toxic arms program” to the global chemical warfare watchdog.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says the fuss made by Western media about the Syrian army’s upcoming operation to retake the militant-held Idlib province is very much similar to the one made ahead of Aleppo and East Ghouta offensives.
A former Iranian lawmaker and journalist says the Western media, particularly the AFP, Reuters, and the Associated Press, are fixated on tarnishing the image of the Islamic Republic and weakening the resolve of the Iranian people who resist against the bullying western powers.
A senior Iranian military commander says an American vessel carrying chemicals has berthed at the regional waters and plans to deliver the cargo to parts of Syria and Iraq.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reiterated the need to strongly condemn the use of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological and nuclear arms.
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.