Iran warns about US adventurism, militarism in Syria

Iran warns about US adventurism, militarism in Syria
Sun Sep 1, 2013 19:05:40

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says militarism and adventurism will have no result in the Middle East, calling for a political solution to Syria crisis.

“[Iran] has repeatedly issued necessary warnings about adventurism in the [Middle East] region and the consequences of a military action [against Syria],” Afkham told reporters on Sunday.

“Iran has clear viewpoints on regional issues and we believe political approaches must be applied to crises including the crisis in Syria,” the new Iranian spokeswoman stated.

Afkham described preparing the ground for negotiations among different Syrian sides as a political solution and urged all regional countries to move in this direction.

She went on to ask regional states to refrain from adventurism which would have serious consequences and create more tension in the Middle East.

On August 21, the Takfiri militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed that the government forces had used chemical weapons in an attack against militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus, killing hundreds of people.

The Syrian government has categorically rejected the claim as part of a false-flag operation, but Washington has used the pretext to step up its war rhetoric against Syria.

US President Barack Obama said on Saturday that he has decided to attack Syria and now seeks an approval for the move from the Congress, which will debate the issue when lawmakers return from recess on September 9.


string(1366) "[{"id":"1508137","sort":"3082965","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/08/22/alalam_635127716069336349_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iran rejects Syria chemical arms use claims"} ,{"id":"1509136","sort":"3082966","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/08/24/alalam_635129780328184668_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iran slams use of chemical weapons in Syria"} ,{"id":"1509266","sort":"3082967","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/08/25/alalam_635130243879239798_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iran FM urges action on Syria rebels chemical attack"} ,{"id":"1509355","sort":"3082968","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/08/25/alalam_635130331960839028_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iran warns US of crossing 'redlines' in Syria"} ,{"id":"1510351","sort":"3082969","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/08/27/alalam_635132209456554093_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iran slams West’s double standard policy in Syria"} ,{"id":"1510541","sort":"3082970","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/08/28/alalam_635132859483941367_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Obama to leave bad image by Syria war: Iran FM"} ,{"id":"1512117","sort":"3082971","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/09/01/alalam_635136223809401289_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iran MPs meet Assad, condemn attack on Syria"} ,{"id":"1512211","sort":"3082972","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2013/09/01/alalam_635136426267330701_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Cmdr: No Iran naval fleet in Syria waters"} ]"