Alaeddin Boroujerdi

Senior MP: West should account for genocide in Khan al-Assal

Chairman of Iran’s Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator called on the western states, specially the US, which send weapons to the terrorists in Syria to account for the massacre of innocent people in Khan al-Assal area in Aleppo.

“The terrorists’ crime in Khan al-Assal is genocide and therefore the US and its allies which continuously arm the terrorists in Syria should account for the terrorists’ crimes,” Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Wednesday.

“Certainly, UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon should send an investigation delegation to the country to study the aspects of the crime and the brutal killing of the people,” he added.

On Saturday, the official Syrian Arab news agency said that terrorist groups had killed at least 123 people, including mostly civilians but also military personnel, during an attack last week on Khan Assal, West of Aleppo.

In separate letters to the UN chief, the Security Council and the Human Rights Council, Syria’s Foreign Ministry said that the massacre by the terrorists in Khan al-Assal proved certain states neighboring Syria are supporting the armed terrorist groups inside the Arab country.

The letters noted that the armed terrorist group, the so-called Ansar al-Khalifa Brigade, admitted committing the killing in Khan al-Assal.

The group’s militants mutilated the dead bodies and threw them in a big hole outside the town. They also incinerated a number of the dead bodies.

The Syrian ministry also criticized certain states for their double standards regarding the fight against terrorism.

The letters also called on the UN to take serious and responsible measures against terrorism in Syria.

A Russian-led inquiry has already revealed that militants carried out a chemical attack in Khan al-Assal on the edge of the Northern city of Aleppo in March, which killed 26 people.

On May 6, UN investigator Carla Del Ponte said testimony from victims of the foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria suggests the militants have used the nerve agent, sarin.

Sarin is a colorless and highly toxic nerve agent that can cause convulsions, paralysis and death within minutes if it is absorbed through inhalation, ingestion, or contact with skin or eyes.

The latest massacre came as western powers and their regional allies, including the Israeli regime, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are supporting the militant groups, including al-Qaeda-linked terrorists, in Syria.

Reports say that Saudi Arabia has signed a 50-million-dollar deal with Israeli army to supply the foreign-backed militants with old Israeli military equipment and arms.

The weapons include different kinds of anti-tank missiles, military vehicles, artillery equipment, and night-vision devices.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011.

A very large number of the militants operating inside Syria are reportedly foreign nationals.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions of others displaced in the violence.

By Fars News Agency

 

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