From Iran Front Page:
Iran’s top security official says the Tuesday chemical incident in Syria’s Idlib province was definitely caused by a third party in an effort to pave the way for the US strike on the Syrian airbase.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani discussed the recent US military strike on Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev.
The two sides conferred on the issue during a telephone conversation on Saturday, according to a Farsi report by ISNA.
During the phone call, Shamkhani underlined the need for the establishment of an independent international committee to investigate the suspicious chemical incident in Idlib.
Syria’s chemical weapons had been destroyed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in previous years, Shamkhani noted.
Therefore, he added, the Tuesday chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun was definitely launched by a third party in an attempt to create a pretext for a military attack on Syria.
What third party could he possibly be referring to?
A real mystery.
It is interesting that Iran is pivoting from claiming that the rebels’ chemical weapons were responsible to this new, time-tested formula of blaming Israel for anything evil.
Meanwhile, Islamic Jihad said “The American raid on Syria came at the instigation of Zionism in order to divide and dismantle and weaken the countries of the region in favor of Israeli hegemony.”
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