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News ID: 634
Publish Date: 11:45 - 01 April 2013
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 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.

The unrest in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

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.

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