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Iran's Khamenei slams 'criminals' Trump, Macron, May for attack on Syria

Iran's Khamenei slams 'criminals' Trump, Macron, May for attack on Syria

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Khamenei branded US President Donald Trump, France's Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Theresa May as "criminals" after they launched strikes against the Syrian regime on Saturday.

"The attack this morning against Syria is a crime," Khamenei said in remarks published on his Telegram channel.

According to his Twitter account, Khamenei said in a speech,"Today's dawn attack on Syria is a crime. I clearly declare that the president of the United States, the president of France and the British prime minister are criminals."

He further added, "They will not benefit (from the attack) as they went to Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan in the past years and committed such crimes and did not gain any benefits."

Speaking during a meeting with high-ranking political and military figures, Khamenei added: "The American president says he attacked Syria to fight against chemical weapons. He is lying."

As per the semi-official Tasnim news agency reports, Iran's pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani also warned U.S.-led missile attack on Syria would lead to further destruction in the Middle East.

Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim, "Such attacks will have no result but more destruction ... the Americans want to justify their presence in the region by such attacks."

Rouhani signaled that Iran's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would grow."The Syrian nation will continue to resist against foreign aggression ...Iran has always helped and will continue to support oppressed nations in the region and around the globe," he said.