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U.S. cannot control scope of consequences of military attack on Syria: commander

English.news.cn   2013-09-01 01:27:50            

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The United States will not be able to control the scope of consequences of its possible attack on Syria, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari said Saturday.

"The U.S. imagination about limited military intervention in Syria is merely an illusion, as reactions will be coming from beyond Syria's borders," Jafari was quoted as saying by semi- official Fars news agency.

By his comments, the IRGC commander alluded to U.S. President Barack Obama's Friday remarks that Washington was considering " limited, narrow" military strikes on Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons recently in the Syrian conflict.

When the White House leaders failed to rally international support to form a coalition for a new war in the region, they resorted to the so-called plans for limited war on Syria, Jafari said, warning that those who assist the United States in such a military intervention will themselves face immediate crises in their national security.

Iran will intervene and hit different targets of the United States in the region if they strike Syria, Sadeq Zibakalam, a professor on politics from Tehran University, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also warned of " disastrous" consequences of a possible U.S. attack on Syria, saying that military intervention will be a "catastrophe" for the region.

The Middle East is like a "powder keg" and its future will be unpredictable if something happens, said Khamenei.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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