'US congress must be wise about Syria war results'

'US congress must be wise about Syria war results'
Sat Sep 7, 2013 11:16:34

Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad has warned against any US strike on his country, saying the move would be catastrophic to the whole world.

“This war that is going on to start against Syria is a dangerous war and threatens the peace and security of the world,” Miqdad said during an interview with satellite al-Ekhbaria TV channel aired late on Friday.

Miqdad also urged the US Congress to be wise in its deliberations on the US administration-proposed resolution to attack Syria.

The US is planning to bomb Syria to weaken the Syrian army, based on conflicting reports of an alleged chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21, which killed hundreds of Syrians.

Washington cites rebels' claims that the Syrian government has carried out the attack, while there has been no evidence on the matter.

The Syrian government has totally ruled out any involvement in use of chemical arms and says the attack was a false-flag by militants to open the way for US military intervention.

“[US President Barack] Obama must not forget that America has become isolated,” said the Syrian deputy foreign minister in reference to the reluctance of some of the United States’ closest allies to participate in Washington’s plans for attacking Syria.

In the latest manifestation of opposition to US plans for attacking Syria, world leaders at the G20 summit in Russia ended the event while being deeply divided regarding Syria.

At the end of the two-day summit of the developed and developing economies in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country and a great majority of the world leaders who attended the summit opposed a unilateral military offensive against Syria.

Ever since the unsubstantiated allegation of using chemical weapons was made, media outlets have been reporting US plans for likely surgical attacks, which would be in the form of “cruise-missile strikes,” and could rely on US destroyers in the Mediterranean [Sea]. The Pentagon has more recently said it is also considering using “Air Force bombers” in the strikes against Syria as well.

Obama has sought authorization for strikes on Syria from a skeptical Congress.


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