Iran urges UN to condemn use of chemical weapons in Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 26 / Trend /
Iran has urged the United Nations to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria by foreign-backed insurgents.
In a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Iran's Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, called the chemical attack in Syria a serious threat to international peace and security.
The letter said the attack clearly violates international legal norms such as the Chemical Weapons Convention.
It reminded all governments of their responsibility to observe the ban on the use of chemical weapons and on providing terrorist groups with such weapons.
It called on governments and international organizations, including the UN, to spare no effort to prevent the recurrence of such crimes.
Iran also asked for UN support for a neutral probe into the attack.
It urged that those who provided Syrian terrorist groups with chemical weapons be brought to justice.