Monday, 08 January, 2018

Iran’s Zarif calls for inquiry into chemical attack tragedy in Syria

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has  called for an impartial inquiry into the suspected chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, which killed at least 70 people.

“World is still paying for last impetuous unilateralism based on self-serving allegations. Impartial inquiry about April 4 tragedy essential.” Zarif tweeted on Monday.

Zarif also wrote the following about April 4 tragedy and U.S. retaliation against the accident:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also called on Saturday for an impartial probe of this week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and warned that U.S. missile strikes in response risked escalating extremism in the region.

“We are asking for an impartial international fact-finding body to be set up… to find out where these chemical weapons came from,” Rouhani said during a speech on Saturday.

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