Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei condemned joint airstrikes by the US, the UK and France on Syria as "crime," describing the leaders of the three Western states as "criminals."
"I clearly declare that the US president, the French president and the UK prime minister are criminals and have committed a crime," the Imam said on Saturday.
The three countries, Imam Khamenei said, "Will achieve nothing and make no benefit, as they have been in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan in the past few years, and committed such crimes but have not profited from them."
The Imam's comments came in response to the coordinated missile attack by the US, Britain and France on Syria in the early hours of Saturday over an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb last week.
Earlier, Iran's Foreign Minister strongly condemned the strikes as a violation of international law, warning against the repercussions of such an act of aggression against an independent country.
"The aggression is a flagrant violation of international law and a disregard of Syria's right to national sovereignty and territorial integrity," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in statement released on Saturday.
"Based on religious, legal and ethical regulations, Iran opposes any use of chemical weapons, but at the same time, strongly rejects and condemns the fabrication of excuses to invade an independent country," the statement read.
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