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Iran rejects any unilateral action against Syria



Iranian envoy to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad on Saturday rejected any unilateral action by US or other countries against Syria.

“The OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) inspectors have an international mandate to verify the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” Baeidinejad said in an interview with BBC News Night.

“Any unilateral action against Syria by the US or any other country is contrary to the international law and should be avoided,” he added.

The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry earlier said that it sent an official invitation to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to send a team from the fact-finding mission to visit Douma and investigate claims related to the alleged use of chemical weapons there.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also expressed readiness for supporting OPCW experts.

US together with its allies the UK and France targeted the Syrian capital city of Damascus early Saturday.

The media affiliated with the terrorists had claimed that the Syrian jet fighters conducted a chemical attack on Douma last Saturday killing 75 people and injuring scores of others.

This is while Syria had earlier warned against terrorists’ attempts to orchestrate chemical attack scenario in Eastern Ghouta.

The Saturday US attack on a military base in Homs, western Syria injured 3 civilians, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

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