Russia's special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev visited Iran today for an unannounced meeting, Iranian state media reported, with both sides criticising Western reactions to an alleged chemical attack.
"If there is a claim about the use of chemical weapons, we want this issue to be legally investigated," Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior aide in Iran's foreign ministry, said after the meeting according to state news agency IRNA.
Ansari said Western powers were using the alleged chemical attack 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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