Iran's Rouhani condemns 'flagrant US aggression' in Assad call, state TV says

Rouhani called on Saturday for an impartial investigation of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack


Reuters April 09, 2017
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inspects the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony upon his arrival at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia March 27, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday condemned "flagrant US aggression on Syria" in a phone call with Syria's Bashar al-Assad about this week's US missile strikes on a Syrian air base, state-run Press TV said.

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Rouhani called on Saturday for an impartial investigation of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, which killed at least 70 people, and warned that US missile strikes in response risked escalating extremism in the region.

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