Iran’s Zarif dismisses Trump’s Syria chemical attack comments

Iran’s Zarif dismisses Trump’s Syria chemical attack comments
# 10 April 2018 13:30 (UTC +04:00)

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, APA reports citing The Iran Project.

Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Brazil early Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected US President Donald Trump’s allegation that Iran may have had a role in a Saturday chemical attack on Syrian civilians.

Iran has always taken a “very clear stance” against the use of chemical weapons by anybody or against anybody, Zarif underlined.

His comments came after Trump said Monday he would make a decision on the US response to what he called an “atrocious” chemical weapons attack on Syrians, saying, “If it’s Russia, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s all of them together, we’ll figure it out and we’ll know the answers quite soon.”

In response, the top Iranian diplomat described Trump’s comments as part of a pretext for interference in Syria, saying the US and the Zionist regime of Israel seek to raise morale of the terrorists they are supporting in Syria.

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