Iranian president orders to supply Syria with humanitarian aid
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 10 / Trend, T. Jafarov, S. Isayev
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has ordered to send humanitarian aid to neighboring Syria, Mehr news agency reported.
"Despite that Iran itself experiences some problems, yesterday I gave necessary orders to supply Syria with humanitarian aid, in particular food," Rouhani said.
"We cannot watch an Islamic country being in crisis, as there are Muslims that are in need of help," Rouhani noted.
Iranian president went on to note that all of Iran's efforst are directed towards preventing a new war in the region.
Some Western countries as well as Turkey have already supported intervention in Syria following another escalation of the situation. On August 21, media outlets reported a large scale deployment of chemical weapons near Damascus by Syrian Government Troops. Over 600 people were victims of the attack.
The clashes between the government forces and armed opposition have been continuing in Syria for over two years.
According to UN statistics, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is more than 100,000. The Syrian authorities say they are opposed by well-armed militants.