Iranian President Says Chemical Weapons Were Used in Syria
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has publicly acknowledged for the first time that chemical weapons killed and injured people in Syria.
Iranian news agencies on August 24 quoted Rohani as saying Tehran "completely and strongly" condemned the use of chemical weapons.
Royhani, however, did not say who had used the weapons, Radio Free Europe informs.
Tehran has previously accused Syrian rebels of being behind what it called suspected chemical attacks.
Russia, another major ally in the Syrian government, has also blamed opposition forces.
A UN team is currently in Syria spending up to 14 days, with a possible extension, probing the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Government at Khan al-Asal, as well as two other allegations reported by Member States.
Since fighting began in March 2011 between the Syrian Government and opposition groups seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad as many as 100,000 people have been killed, almost 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries and a further 4 million have been internally displaced.
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