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Putin, Rouhani Denounce US Airstrikes Against Syria

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Russian
and Iranian presidents in a phone conversation stressed the
inadmissibility of “aggressive” U.S. actions against Syria in violation
of international law, the Kremlin said in a statement issued on Sunday.

Russian
President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani,
called for an objective, unbiased investigation into the chemical weapon
incident in the Syrian province of Idlib earlier this week, the Kremlin
said in the statement.
The
two leaders noted the importance of continuing close cooperation in the
political and diplomatic settlement of the chronic Syrian civil war,
the statement said.
In
addition, both presidents expressed readiness to deepen bilateral
cooperation in the fight against terrorism to ensure stability in the
Middle East.
Also
on Sunday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said U.S.
President Donald Trump was discussing with members of his administration
the possibility of sanctioning Russia and Iran for supporting the
Syrian government.
Russia
and Iran, together with Turkey, are working to arrange a series of
peace talks between conflicting sides within Syria in the Kazakh capital
of Astana.
On
Thursday, Trump ordered attacks against a military airbase in Syria
with dozens of Tomahawk missiles, after the United States and its allies
accused Damascus of killing civilians with chemical weapons on Tuesday.
But
the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the deadly gas
contamination was caused by the explosion of chemical weapons produced
and stored by the rebels, after Syrian aircraft bombed the area.
Damascus has repeatedly denied possession of any chemical weapons.

Xinhua

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