Friday, April 28, 2017
News Code : 349095 | Publish Date :2017/4/21 - 22:09 | Category: SCHOLARS

Senior cleric condemns US cruise missile attacks on Syria's airbase
Tehran's provisional Friday prayers leader strongly blasted the US for its cruise missile attacks on Syria's military base in Homs province in the western part of the country.

Hawzah News Agency (Tehran, Iran) - Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani said, "The first day he came to power in the US, President Donald Trump said that he will not interfere in other countries' affairs, but just few days later he attacked Syria."

He reiterated that the US attack on Syria won't be forgotten.

 

On April 6, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in al-Shayrat, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Homs.

President Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapon use in Syria's Idlib on April 4, which Washington blames on the Syrian government.

 

Russia described the attack as an aggression against a sovereign state. Following the US military action, Russia decided to suspend its memorandum of understanding on air safety over Syria with the United States, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Earlier in April, the Syrian opposition claimed that forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had used a chemical gas on people in the northwestern province, killing nearly 80 and injuring 200. Assad argued his government has no chemical weapons after agreeing to have them destroyed in 2013. He also ruled out having used chemicals against own people.

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