Iran says Syrian government not behind possible chemical attack

(Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday the Syrian government could not have been behind a possible chemical weapon attack on the outskirts of Damascus as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had the upper hand in the fighting.

“If the use of chemical weapons is true, it has definitely been carried out by terrorist … groups, because they have proved in action that they refrain from no crime,” Iran’s Press TV quoted Zarif as telling his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, in a telephone conversation.

By Reuters


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