Iran warns against military intervention in Syria
Tue Aug 27, 2013
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has warned against the dire consequences of a potential foreign military intervention in Syria.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi said a potential military offensive against Syria will entail dangerous and dire consequences, which will impact the whole Middle East.
The Iranian official also censured Western countries for their double standards regarding the ongoing crisis in Syria, saying, “Wherever the terrorists serve Western interests, they (Western powers) support these groups.”
Araqchi said there are documents indicating that the Takfiri militants in Syria had carried out the recent chemical attacks in the country.
The Russian government has presented the documents to the United Nations Security Council, he said.
On August 23, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Pentagon was positioning military forces as part of “contingency options” provided to US President Barack Obama regarding Syria.