Iranian Revolutionary Guard chief: US Syria strike will have regional consequences


The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned Saturday that a US attack against Syria would have wider regional consequences.


Mohammad Ali Jafari Commander of IRGC
Mohammad Ali Jafari Commander of IRGC

“The US opinion about its ability to limit a military intervention to Syria is nothing more than an illusion. The reactions will go beyond Syrian borders,” Iran’s Press TV quoted Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying.

“Just as US meddling in the Muslim world has led to the spread of extremism, violence and terrorism, attacking Syria will intensify the spread of extremism,” Jafari added.

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A delegation of Iranian parliamentarians left Tehran for Syria and Lebanon on Saturday to inspect the situation first hand and “condemn the use of chemical weapons by terrorist groups,” AFP quoted an official as saying.

Both Iran and Syria have warned that a US strike against Syria would be answered with retaliation against Israel.

The IDF has taken precautionary measures against potential Syrian retaliation, but officials in Jerusalem believe their is a low possibility of strikes against the Jewish state.


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