TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A delegation of Iranian lawmakers plan to pay a visit to Syria to hold talks with senior officials of the Arab country about a range of issues, including recent missile attacks on Syria by the US, the UK, and France, a parliamentarian said.
Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Mohammad Javad Jamali, a member of the presiding board of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said a number of members of the commission are slated to make a trip to Syria on Tuesday.
The parliamentary delegation headed by Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the commission, plans to meet Syrian officials and discuss the latest developments in the Arab country, including the recent US-led missile attacks, he noted.
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.
“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.