Tuesday 3 September 2013 16:11
Larijani: Syrian Crisis to Spill over into Entire Region after US Attack
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned the US and its allies that the crisis in Syria will spread to the whole region if any military invasion is waged against the country.
TEHRAN (Asremrooz):"One of the problems of the region toda is that the Americans create turbulence but are not able to control it and if Syria is attacked militarily, the same trend will be repeated in the country," Larijani said in a forum in the Northern city of Noshahr, Mazandaran province, on Tuesday.
He underlined the necessity for a political settlement of the Syrian crisis, and warned, "The problems in Syria will spread by military act."
The US and other western countries have adopted the rhetoric of war against Syria over allegations that the Syrian government was behind a recent chemical attack near Damascus.
The call for military strike intensified after the militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed on August 21 that hundreds had been killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar. The Syrian government has strongly denied the claim, accusing the militants of the attack.