Rouhani condemns US strike on Syrian airbase

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Rouhani condemns US strike on Syrian airbase

Tehran, April 8 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday condemned the US missile strike on Syrian airbase.

“The tragedy of Khan Sheikhoun is horrifying & must be condemned. It reminds Iranians, victim of CW for years, the attacks in Sardasht,” the President tweeted.

“US aggression against Shayrat strengthens regional extremism and terror, and global lawlessness and instability, and must be condemned. I call on the world to reject such policies, which bring only destruction and danger to the region and the globe,” he added.

The US military launched 59 missiles during the early hours of April 7, targeting an airbase in Syria. The strike was the Pentagon’s first direct attack against Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011.

On US President Donald Trump’s order, the US launched the strike on the Syrian airfield in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province earlier this week. Damascus has categorically denied carrying out a chemical attack.

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