Iran blames Jerusalem for ongoing Syria violence

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 30, 2012 07:34

 
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Iran on Tuesday blamed Israel for the ongoing violence in Syria, Iran's semi-official FARS news agency reported.

Forces loyal to Assad killed at least 108 people and injured around 300, mostly women and children, on Friday in Houla in Homs province, according to the UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous. The event marks one of the biggest massacres of the 14-month uprising against his rule. Syrian authorities have denied carrying out the attack, instead blaming it on "terrorists."

Speaking at a weekly press conference, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast stated: "Any crime committed (in Syria) can be traced back to the (Israeli) regime's hirelings."

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