Iran warns against attack on Syria

Iran warns against attack on Syria
Mon Apr 29, 2013 18:26:20

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned against any military attacks on Syria and its upcoming consequences.

In an interview with Al-Alam on Sunday night, Amir-Abdollahian said “unpredictable and very dangerous consequences will take place for anti-Syria parties in the region in case of any probable military attacks on the war-torn country.”

He said the infiltration of foreign powers as well regional Arab regimes has turned the Syria to a center for Al-Qaida and extremist groups, enabling them to expand terrorism all over the region.

He said these powers are seeking to enter Syria into a new war, in which the interference of foreign troops such as NATO determines the final status.

Referring to claims regarding the use of chemical arms by Syrian army, Amir-Abdollahian said such claims were made earlier by some foreign powers, but the fact is that these powers provided such chemical weapons to Syrian rebel groups to use against people.

He said we have enough information that some militant groups are using such chemical weapons. However he added that the main question arose is that why the UN has not dispatched a technical mission to investigate such claims yet.

Amir-Abdollahian warned that foreign powers are seeking to disintegrate Syria by fueling the crisis in the Arab country.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.


Damascus says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants fighting in the country are foreign nationals.