Rouhani condemns US missile strike, calls for investigation into Idlib chemical attack

On Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused U.S. President Donald Trump of increasing the level of extremism in the region by attacking a Syrian airbase late Thursday night. Rouhani: “I call on the world to reject such policies, which bring only destruction and danger to the region and the globe.”
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commented today (Saturday) on the chemical attack in Idlib that was most likely carried out by the Syrian government and called for an investigation into the attack. He also said that the U.S. military action in Homs will increase the level of extremism in the region.

“We are asking that an impartial international committee be set up in order to find out where these chemical weapons came from,” stated Rouhani, whose country is one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s strongest allies. “The man who runs the U.S. claimed that he wants to fight terrorists but after his actions, the terrorists are celebrating.”

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Rouhani also took to Twitter to condemn the U.S. missile strike in Homs: “I call on the world to reject such policies, which bring only destruction and danger to the region and the globe.”

Meanwhile, American media outlets are reporting the that U.S. is investigating whether Russia knew about the Idlib chemical attack in advance and the possibility that a Russian aircraft played a role in destroying evidence linking Moscow to the attack.



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