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Iran has criticized the U.S. for refusing to condemn the terrorist attacks in Syria

19.03.2013 10:09

The U.S. does not allow the UN Security Council to condemn the bloody terrorist attacks in Syria and thus inspires the opposition fighters to new crimes. Such a warning was made by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in his message to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The minister accused Washington for numerous attempts to block statements condemning terrorist attacks in Syria. For the last time such happened after on February 21, in Damascus, as a result of diversion by a suicide bomber more than 50 people were killed dead and 230 wounded. The UN Security Council's draft response was prepared by the Russian delegation and confirmed the commitment of the Council members to combat terrorism in all its forms.

"The U.S. opposition, which does not allow the Security Council to condemn these crimes, is a good example of discriminatory policy and double standards this country uses to fight terrorism. Undoubtedly, such an approach will encourage terrorists to commit similar crimes," the letter by the Iranian minister says.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the continuation of violence and random explosions only postpone the political solution to the conflict and demonstrate the despair of circles whose interests the unstable situation in Syria serves," said Ali Akbar Salehi.

He spoke highly of the efforts of the UN Secretary General "at the regional and international levels" to promote a dialogue between Damascus and the opposition. "Unfortunately, extremist and illegal groups, supported by some countries continue to commit acts of terrorism and violence that threaten the growth of the crisis and destabilization of Syria and the region," the minister warned.