Iran: Syria must not use chemical weapons against insurgents

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in New York that Iran could not support any country — including ally Syria — that used weapons. The use of “weapons of mass destruction, that is the end of the validity, eligibility, legality, whatever you name it, of that government," he said Monday in a talk to the Council on Foreign Relations think tank. "Weapons of mass destruction… is against humanity, something that is not acceptable," said the Iranian foreign minister. DEBKAfile: Salehi’s insistence reflected Ian’s consistent claim that its nuclear program was purely peaceful in nature, on no account for producing "weapons of mass destruction."

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