Iranian Officers Said Killed in Attack on Syria Arms Warehouse


Meanwhile, the Russian army said Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the USA and its allies, and that the Russian Air Force is "combat-alert".

The parliamentary delegation will be headed by Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Mohammad Javad Jamali told Tasnim news agency.

Four military bases in Syria were bombed on Saturday night, killing Iranian soldiers in a follow up strike on the heels of the earlier allied attack. "They are crimes of a monster instead".

A Kremlin statement said Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the multi-sided, seven-year conflict that has killed at least half a million people.

The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on Saturday against Syrian research, storage and military targets under the pretext of a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people.

"I clearly declare that the USA president, the French president and the United Kingdom prime minister are criminals and have committed a crime", the Leader said on Saturday.

Putin similarly said the airstrikes violated worldwide law.

According to Tehran based Pres TV, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the "aggressive" USA move to carry out military strikes against Syria reveals that Washington has "direct ties" with terrorists.

When asked whether Russian Federation was prepared to work with the proposals of Western countries at the United Nations, Ryabkov told TASS news agency: "We will work calmly, methodically and professionally, using all opportunities to remove the situation from its current extremely unsafe political peak". At an 11 a.m. Security Council meeting Saturday, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged nations "to show restraint in these unsafe circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people".

Since the chemical gas attack on Douma, the regime in Tehran has been quiet.

The T4 Air Airbase is home to Iranian forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah terror organization and Syrian regime forces.

Quoting head of the Institution for the Development of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries Saeed Saeed, the state run TV said the center was previously used by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) but now works on pharmaceutical products.

"An act of aggression against a sovereign state that is on the frontline in the fight against terrorism was committed without a mandate from the UN Security Council and in violation of the UN Charter and norms and principles of global law", Putin said. The organization has previously determined that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.

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