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Russia's Syria envoy in Iran for talks on chemical attack

AFP  |  Tehran 

Russia's on visited today for an unannounced meeting, Iranian reported, with both sides criticising Western reactions to an alleged

Western countries have accused of launching a in the rebel-held town of near on Saturday that killed more than 40 people.

"If there is a claim about the use of chemical weapons, we want this issue to be legally investigated," Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a in Iran's foreign ministry, said after the meeting according to state agency

and its allies and deny the attack and have called for an investigation by the

Lavrentiev reportedly held extensive discussions on the situation in Syria with Ali Shamkhani, of Iran's on National Security, and other officials.

Ansari said Western powers were using the alleged as "an excuse" to undermine the Syrian regime's recent success on the ground.

"Any time there is an important victory in confronting terrorists in political and field developments, we face a coordinated game and tactic from terrorist groups and foreign players," said Ansari.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 02:20 IST