Syrian Govt.'s allies denounce U.S. strikes

| Updated: Apr 10, 2017 08:46 IST

Moscow (Russia), Apr. 10 (ANI): The Russian and Iranian Presidents in a phone conversation stressed the inadmissibility of "aggressive" U.S. actions against Syria in violation of international law, the Kremlin said in a statement issued on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani called for an objective, unbiased investigation into the chemical weapon incident in the Syrian province of Idlib earlier this week, the Xinhua reported. The two leaders noted the importance of continuing close cooperation in the political and diplomatic settlement of the Syrian civil war, the statement said. Both the Presidents expressed readiness to deepen bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism to ensure stability in the Middle East. Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said that U.S. President Donald Trump was discussing with members of his administration the possibility of sanctioning Russia and Iran for supporting the Syrian Government. Trump earlier on Thursday ordered attacks against a military airbase in Syria with dozens of Tomahawk missiles, after the United States and its allies accused Damascus of killing civilians with chemical weapons on Tuesday. But the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the deadly gas contamination was caused by the explosion of chemical weapons produced and stored by the rebels, after Syrian aircraft bombed the area. Damascus has repeatedly denied possession of any chemical weapons. (ANI)
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