Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

The Latest: Rouhani wants impartial investigation on Syria

Urom al-Joz is in the Idlib province, a rebel stronghold.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. "Iran believed and continues to do so that terrorists gathered from all across the region and beyond in Syria must be eradicated".

Doubts and questions over the names of presidential candidates will come to an end on Saturday, the last day of registration.

He argued that the Iranian society has become more open during his presidency - including universities, which came under intense pressure during the presidency of Rohani's predecessor, President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

The protesters held banners and chanted anti-American slogans Saturday such as "Death to America" and "Death to Israel". "If terrorists realize that every time they carry out a chemical attack, the U.S. will be prompted to bombard Syria in support of them, what would then become of Syria?" "Repeating it might lead to unsafe consequences", he warned.

"The aggression against Syria oversteps all red lines".

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancelled a planned trip to Russian Federation because of fast-moving events in Syria.

US' attack on Syria is condemned as an act of aggression, said Putin adding: "The US' actions in Syria, including the latest missile attack will not help solve the Syrian issue".

In a phone conversation, The Iranian leader reportedly told al-Assad that, "Allegations that Syria launched the chemical attack were just a pretext to disrupt the Syrian peace process".

He had planned to travel to Russia Monday on a trip meant to start fresh dialogue with the Russian government.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meanwhile plans to meet with G-7 foreign ministers in Europe next week before going on to Moscow.

Elsewhere in Syria, activists opposed to the Islamic State group said a USA -led coalition airstrike hit a boat carrying civilians fleeing across the Euphrates River.


Activists and state media said a separate airstrike by the USA -led coalition on the northern IS-held village of Hneida killed at least 14 civilians, including children. The Sound and Picture group said the airstrike hit an internet cafe, killing 14 people.

Rights activists say the country's human rights situation has not significantly improved under Rohani and that attacks on the media and civil liberties have continued.

Rouhani said America had "never acted within worldwide frameworks". Nearly immediately, his administration included Iranian nationals among those targeted by a controversial travel ban, and Trump rolled out fresh sanctions on people and companies suspected of ties to Iran's missile program, among other things.

He called for the continuation of the peace talks in Kazakhstan, which were organized by Russian Federation and Turkey.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara sees the US intervention in Syria as appropriate but not enough.

The Islamic Republic's leader, a major ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, yesterday urged for an independent analysis into the chemical attack on an Syrian town that left 70 people dead, including small children.

He said the best outcome would be a peace agreement that leads to a transitional government accepted by all Syrians, followed by elections in which all Syrians, including those living overseas, could vote for new leadership.

"The United States did this once, but will it go unanswered next time?" he said, stressing that "repetition of such an action could be very unsafe for the region".

Cavusoglu said after the transitional government takes over, it will be followed with elections in which Syrians in the country and overseas can vote.

Rouhani, who blatantly attributes the mass killing of the innocent people of Khan Sheikhoun, in particular women and children, with chemical weapons to the opposition, is the same individual who for the past 38 years has been attributing the suppression and massacre of the Iranian people to the regime's opposition and has boasted about duping the worldwide community over the regime's nuclear projects. State television quoted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as saying the committee should be impartial and "must not be headed by Americans".

Rouhani said that efforts should be made aimed at putting an end to terrorism and in reforms should be carried out in the country.

Iran is a strong allay of Syrian President Bashara Assad, who has insisted that his forces have never used to chemical weapons.

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