Middle East | Iran condemns 'flagrant US aggression,’ calls for inquiry
Rouhani condemned US "aggression" as likely to stoke extremism. Photo: Reuters
Rouhani condemned US "aggression" as likely to stoke extremism. Photo: Reuters

Iran condemns ‘flagrant US aggression,’ calls for inquiry

President Hassan Rouhani urges impartial investigation into suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and says missile strike risks stoking extremism

April 9, 2017 6:14 PM (UTC+8)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned “flagrant US aggression on Syria” in a phone call with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad about Friday’s missile strikes on a Syrian air base, Tehran’s state-run Press TV said.

Rouhani called on Saturday for an impartial investigation of the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, which killed at least 70 people, and warned that US missile strikes in response risked escalating extremism in the region.

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