TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the dawn missile attack on Syria by the US and its allies was aimed at defending Washington’s “lost dignity”.

“The aggression by the United States, Britain, and France against Syria as a member of the United Nations is condemned,” Boroujerdi said on Saturday.

“The missile attack on Syria was aimed at defending the US’s lost dignity,” the top lawmaker added.

He further called on the UN Security Council to convene an extraordinary meeting to examine various dimensions of “the blatant aggression”, saying that Russia and China can request for such a meeting.

However, he added, three permanent members of the UNSC have committed this aggression and it is a shame that self-proclaimed defenders of global security are creating insecurity and crises.  

The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on Saturday against Syrian research, storage and military targets under the pretext of a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people.

Britain and France joined the United States in the strikes in a coordinated operation that was intended to show Western resolve in the face of what the leaders of the three nations called persistent violations of international law.

Trump characterized it as the beginning of a sustained effort to force Assad to “stop using banned weapons”, but only ordered a limited, one-night operation that hit three targets, New York Times reported.

“These are not the actions of a man,” Trump said of last weekend’s attack in a televised address from the White House Diplomatic Room. “They are crimes of a monster instead.”

Shortly after the attack, the Syrian presidency posted on Twitter, “Honorable souls cannot be humiliated.”

Within 90 minutes, the Russian ambassador to the US warned of “consequences” for the allied attacks.