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Iranian ambassador to Syria rejects claims by the US that the Syrian government have used chemical weapons

Last modified: 14 Jun 2013 12:51

Iran's ambassador to Syria, Mohamad Shibani, has rejected the announcement that the US will help to arm the opposition.

"Does the opposition need weapons that it already has? These weapons destroyed the country. There is no use of armament. It is a destruction of Syria and causes pain to Syrian people. If they want to support Syrian people they will have to emphasise a political solution," he said, according to Reuters.