Bahram Qassemi

Iran slams chemical attack in Aleppo

MNA – Iran has strongly denounced a chemical attack on the residential areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

In a Sunday statement, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi expressed deep sorrow over the terrorist attack in Aleppo countryside, which brutally injured dozens of innocent people, including women and children with toxic gas.

Ghasemi deplored the “unstoppable political, financial and military support by some regional countries and their allies to terrorism,” saying their strong support to terrorists is the main reason behind such inhumane measures.

Reportedly, over 100 residents of the neighborhoods in Aleppo were injured after terrorists hit three districts with projectiles containing gases that caused choking.

The hazardous substance has been preliminarily identified as chlorine, according to medical officials.