Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the formation of an international fact-finding committee to investigate the chemical weapons attack in the northern Syrian town of Idlib that killed at least eighty-seven people.
During a speech in Tehran today, Mr Rouhani warned that US missile strikes in response risked escalating extremism and instability in the region. Tehran is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s main regional ally and has provided military and economic support for his fight against rebel groups and Islamic State terrorists.
Meanwhile, Turkey said, the US intervention in Syria is appropriate but not enough. Speaking in the southern city of Antalya today, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for a political solution leading to establishment of a transitional government accepted by all Syrians as soon as possible.