Iran says USA strike in Syria "dangerous, destructive"

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"Time to stop hype and cover-ups".

"Iran strongly condemns any such unilateral strikes..."

An Iranian diplomat at the Iranian embassy in Damascus said families of Iranian diplomats in Syria had not been transferred to another country following the U.S. strike, the ENTEKHAB news website reported.

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Zarif also called the allegation that the Syrian military used chemical weapons as "bogus".

Iran says it has military advisers and volunteers in Syria but denies having a conventional force on the ground.

The US military attacked the Syrian government's Shayrat Airfield near Homs with 59 tomahawk missiles on Friday.

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Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Friday the U.S missile strike was "dangerous, destructive and violates the principles of worldwide law", the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

On Tuesday, a suspected chemical attack was carried out in the northern Syrian province of Idlib which left at least 80 people killed and hundreds injured.

Ghasemi described Iran as "the biggest victim of chemical weapons in recent history", referencing Iraqi use of the weapons during its 1980s war with the Islamic Republic.

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"Not even two decades after 9/11, United States military fighting on the same side as al-Qaida and ISIS in Yemen and Syria", Zarif reviews the way the United States government frames the realities of the region and calls for an end to double standard hypocrisy in dealing with terrorism.

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