US chemical weapons claim shows despair vis-à-vis Syria: Iran MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the recent claims by the United States about the use of chemical weapons in Syria shows Washington’s desperation in confronting the Syrian nation and government.

“Leveling false allegations against the Syrian army regarding the use of chemical weapons is another sign of the weakness and inability of the US and its allies in confronting the Syrian government and nation,” Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in a meeting with Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud on Sunday.

Boroujerdi further renewed Iran’s support for the restoration of peace in Syria, saying the Islamic Republic “will spare no effort to restore peace and security in the country.”

The Iranian lawmaker further said the Syrian people are the only ones who should be allowed to determine the country’s fate, reiterating Tehran’s backing for a peaceful “Syrian solution” to the ongoing crisis in the Arab country.

The Syrian ambassador, for his part, praised the Islamic Republic for its unwavering supports for the Syrian nation and government.

He also condemned the attempt by the US and its regional and trans-regional allies for using chemical weapons issue as a pretext to pave the ground for military intervention in Syria.

He further expressed confidence that peace and tranquility would be restored in Syria with the help of Iran and Syria’s real friends.

Israel, France, and the UK have accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons in its fight against foreign-backed militants. Washington has also backed the allegations “in varying degrees.”

Syria has dismissed the allegations as false and fabricated.

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, said on Sunday that Western states have raised the issue of possible use of chemical weapons in Syria as a pressure tactic against his country.

Syria has been gripped by a deadly unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government security forces and army personnel have been killed in the violence.

Damascus says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

By Press TV


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