U.S. seeking to use neighboring countries against Syria: Iranian lawmaker

By Xinhua

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) — A senior Iranian lawmaker said that the United States is seeking to use neighboring states against crisis-stricken Syria, Press TV reported on Friday.

The United States sees military intervention as the only solution to the Syrian crisis and wants Turkey to be involved in the American war game, said Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini, spokesman of Iran Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, on Friday.

“With such plots, the Americans, seek to create conflict among regional states,” Naqavi-Hosseini was quoted as saying.

“Our enemies outside of the region are beating war drums and therefore Turkey must be careful not to become involved in such a conflict,” said the Iranian lawmaker according to the report.

Turkey is still putting pressure on Syria by authorizing the government to launch cross-border military operation, reinforcing military buildion between the two countries.

Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel on Wednesday vowed to give a harsher response if shelling from Syria spills over the border after last week’s deadly incident which left five Turks dead in a border town.


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