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EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday strongly condemned the US missile attacks to Syrian and called the move as a very perilous fallacy running counter to international rules and regulations.

Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen in Tehran on Saturday.

During the meeting, Zarif said Tehran welcomes expansion of all-out relations and cooperation with Hungary in energy, transportation, education, tourism and public communications.

Expansion of relations between the two countries and the European Union is very promising and Tehran calls for expansion and deepening of such relations, Zarif said. 

During recent visit of Hungarian premier to Iran, the two sides reached some very good agreements, he said.

To further consolidate and broaden cooperation in the economic sector, the role of private sectors as well as banking cooperation is of prime importance, Zarif said. 

Referring to expansion of terrorism and extremism in the world, Zarif said to deal with the danger of extremists all should spare no efforts to promote dialogue in order to attain more understanding among religions and this helps restore international security.

Such talks is a cultural necessity and this should be regarded as a security perquisite, Zarif said.

Referring to recent developments in Syria, he said two very significant developments occurred one killing a number of Syrian people due to use of chemical weapons which was very painful for us and we always condemn such moves and the second development was the US missile attack to Syria which was against international rules and regulations and should be regarded as a dangerous fallacy.

Syria had already been disarmed by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, but failed to disarm terrorists, he said. 

Syrian government has never been equipped with Sarin chemical gas, but the terrorists have been, he said, adding that on the other hand, there was no need for Syria politically, military or even rationality to use chemical weapons and in a word they had no chemical weapon. 

In the recent months, the Syrian army was in good situation and the opposition forces were in a distressed situation, he said. 

The US measure not only was against international rights, but it had another grave mistake and that is taking action without doing investigation, he said. 

This will prepare grounds for terrorists to misuse such chances in the future and when feel weakened, they will commit such measures and leave room for interference of others in the conflicts, he said. 

If the terrorists feel that through raising one accusation, the US will take action, we should wait for repetition of such catastrophes, he added.

Hungarian deputy prime minister, for his part, thanked the hospitality of the Islamic Republic of Iran and called the two sides relations promising and called for expansion and deepening of such relations.

Expansion of cooperation in various sectors mainly in the economic and banking sectors, he said the two sides have signed good agreements during the visit of Hungarian prime minister to Iran and exchange of visits between the two sides officials helped implement mutually agreement signed between the two countries. 

Hungarian banks are to support joint venture investments in energy and transportations, he said. 

Syrian crisis should be resolved through dialogue, he underlined. 

Mohammad Javad Zarif Syria crisis Iran-Syria US-Syria Iran-Hungary ties Zsolt Semjen Syria strike