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Iran warns of 'regional consequences' of Syria strikes

AFP  |  Tehran 

warned of "regional consequences" today following a wave of punitive strikes in by the United States, Britain and

"The and its allies have no proof and, without even waiting for the to take a position, have carried out this military attack," said the foreign ministry in a statement.

They "are responsible for the regional consequences of this adventurist action," it said, condemning a "clear violation of international rules and laws".

is the key backer alongside of Syrian Bashar al-Assad, providing and "volunteer" ground forces.

officials have said Western powers are using last week's on a rebel-held stronghold as an excuse to undermine the Syrian government's recent successes on the battlefield.

"This aggression is designed to compensate for the defeat of the terrorists" in Eastern Ghouta, an area recently recaptured by forces, Iran's foreign ministry said.

In a sign of mounting regional tensions, seven Iranians were killed in an air strike on a Syrian military base on Monday, which said was carried out by

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 11:55 IST