Iran condemns US-led air strikes on Assad regime, warns of consequences

Elias Hubbard
April 15, 2018

"I firmly declare that the Presidents of US and France and British PM committed a major crime", he said.

Arabic-language social and news media reported a "strong flash" with an explosion due to an alleged Israeli attack at one of the largest Iranian weapons depots in Syria late Saturday night, more than 12 hours after a US -led attack destroyed three chemical weapons facilities in Syria.

"The aggression is in blatant violation of the global rules and regulations and ignores Syria's rights to national sovereignty and territorial integrity", the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

An Israeli official said Israel was notified of the strikes ahead of time.

"The attack this morning against Syria is a crime", Khamenei said in remarks published on his Telegram channel.

In a televised speech, Khamenei accused U.S. President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Teresa May of being "criminals".

The Iranian top general referred to failure of US-led attack and said that the missiles can not break the axis of resistance or the Syrian government's will to return peace and security to Syria.

"Such attacks will have no result but more destruction. the Americans want to justify their presence in the region by such attacks", Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpInfowars" Alex Jones blasts Trump over airstrikes: "He's crapping all over us' McCain to Trump: Airstrikes alone won't achieve objectives in Syria Top general: USA did not notify Russian Federation on Syria targets MORE announced the "precision strikes" against Syria in retaliation for an apparent chemical weapons strike last weekend in the Syrian town of Douma that left dozens of people dead.

It was the second USA military strike against the Assad regime prompted by its alleged use of banned chemical weapons against rebels during a civil war that began in March 2011. The first air strike ordered by Trump occurred in April past year.

The Trump administration sought to prebut claims from such allies after launching about 120 missiles Friday at three targets in Syria associated with the government's chemical weapons efforts.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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