Iran's Khamenei hopeful new US policy on Syria is 'serious'

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday he hoped that a US promise to pursue diplomacy to remove the threat of chemical weapons in Syria was "serious", the state news agency IRNA reported.


"I am hopeful that the United States new attitude to Syria is serious and not a game with the media. For weeks they have threatened war against the people of this region for the benefit of the Zionists (Israel)," he said during a public address. (Reuters)