Iran’s Zarif lambasts West’s double standard on chemical attacks

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif decried Western governments’ selective approach to chemical attacks after their refusal to condemn a Sunday chemical attack launched by terrorists on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

“Where is the West in condemning the chemical attack in Aleppo by terrorists? West’s pattern: chemical weapons only condemned if alleged to be used by an enemy; not an ally. A blind eye turned when Saddam used them against Iran, but war waged to destroy them when he was an enemy,” Zarif said in a post on his Twitter account on Sunday.

Shelling by insurgents wounded more than 100 people, mostly civilians, in the suspected toxic gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo on Sunday.

State news agency SANA said 107 people were injured in Aleppo after militants hit three districts with projectiles containing gases that caused choking.