The conflict that will arise will engulf the region, says Tehran
Escalating international tension after the use of chemicals in Syria, Iran and Russia to warn the U.S. about the “catastrophic impact” any foreign military intervention.
Tehran, a loyal ally of the Assad regime said that the conflict that will arise “would engulf the region.” Iran says that behind the murderous attack using chemical weapons, last week, were the rebels, and that the West is using it as a pretext for foreign powers to intervene in Syria.
“We want to strongly warn against any military attack on Syria. There will certainly be dangerous consequences … These complications and consequences are not restricted in Syria. Will engulf the entire region, “said foreign ministry announced in Tehran.
Russia said from the side, that military intervention in Syria would have “catastrophic consequences” for the region. The warning came from Moscow, as the U.S. and its allies consult on whether to mount attacks in Syria in retaliation for deadly attacks last week.
The United States said yesterday it believed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the attack with chemicals against civilians. The U.S. secretary of John Kerry said that President Obama will consult with allies before deciding how to react.
Increasing pressure the State Department postponed scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, meeting in The Hague between senior diplomats from the U.S. and Russia.
During the meeting was to discuss plans for an international peace conference to end the civil war in Syria.
Senior State Department official stated that the meeting was postponed “given the ongoing deliberations our appropriate response to the attack with chemical weapons held on August 21 in Syria.”
U.S. warships armed with cruise missiles have been promoted in the Mediterranean. According to what became known, the U.S. Navy decided to increase the number of destroyers of the 6th Fleet patrolling the Mediterranean from three to four, while the American Defense Secretary Chuck Cheigkel reported that the Pentagon is ready to implement any action plan chosen by the American president.
Near, beyond three destroyers, and is the carrier USS Harry S. Truman, which although situated on the Red Sea is that it can hit targets in the territory of Syria with Tomahawk missiles.
Iran and the Syrian government insist, however, that behind the attack are rebels. Syrian state media gave even published pictures of chemical weapons allegedly found in the tunnels, which use the guerrillas.
UN inspectors spent nearly three hours in the western district of Mouantchamigia where he visited two hospitals, and recorded testimonies of survivors, witnesses and doctors.