The Iranian Foreign Ministry has spoken out against the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war.
Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast blamed the Syrian opposition, as well as the countries that support the opposition, for whatever results from the deployment of these weapons.
Iran has gone as far as summoning the Swiss charge d’affaires, as the representative of U.S. interests in Iran, to “condemn” the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the actions of the countries that support the Syrian opposition.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has reportedly told the Swiss charge d’affaires: “The Islamic Republic, as an active member of the Chemical Weapons Convention as well as a major victim of its use, wants to remind all governments of their responsibility to condemn the use of chemical weapons immediately and not to refrain from making every effort to stop their use.”
Iran has called for an unbiased probe into “this crime and the suppliers of such weapons to terrorist groups in Syria.”
The Swiss official has reportedly told Iran that its message will be passed on to the U.S.
Reports indicate that 20 people were killed in Syria and 80 injured due to chemical weapon use. This is the first report of the use of these weapons in Syria.