TEHRAN, YJC.-- 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.
During a meeting with Armenian Foreign
Minister Eduard Nalbandian on Sunday, Iran’s Ambassador to Yerevan
Mohammad Raeesi conveyed a message from Salehi to his Armenian
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
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.
The unrest in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including
large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from
outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of
the militants in the country are foreign nationals.