IRAN FM URGES ARMENIA TO CONDEMN SYRIA CHEMICAL ATTACK

18:07 ~U 01.04.13

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has urged Armenia to condemn
the latest deadly chemical attack near Syria's northwestern city of
Aleppo, which left dozens of people dead, Press TV reported.

During a meeting with Armenian FM Eduard Nalbandian on Sunday, Iran's
Ambassador to Yerevan Mohammad Raeesi conveyed a message from Salehi
to his Armenian counterpart.

In his message, Salehi censured the use of chemical weapons near
Aleppo, situated about 310 kilometers (193 miles) north of the Syrian
capital Damascus, as "inhumane," and held militants in Syria and
their foreign sponsors accountable for the criminal act.

The Iranian foreign minister noted that Tehran supports a peaceful
solution to the conflict in Syria, stressing that regional stability
and security can be maintained only through a political solution to
the Syrian crisis.

He also called on the Armenian government and humanitarian
organizations to condemn the chemical attack in Syria.

On March 19, at least 25 people were killed and 86 others injured
after militants fired missiles containing poisonous gas into Aleppo's
Khan al-Assal village. Women and children were among the victims.

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