US, biggest loser in potential war on Syria: Iranian lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker has urged the West against a military intervention in Syria, saying Washington would be the biggest loser in such a scenario.

Member of Iran’s Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Mohammad Hassan Asafari reiterated on Monday that the West has resorted to a publicity war against the Syrian government following its failure in achieving victory against the country’s military, people and government.

He added that the West is attempting to win concessions from the Syrian government by accusing President Bashar al-Assad’s government of using chemical weapons and thereby establish some sort of international consensus against the Arab country.

The West fabricated similar excuses to today’s allegations against the Syrian government to invade Iraq in 2003, the Iranian legislator pointed out.

The senior Majlis member underlined that Western aims in Syria would not be materialized through military intervention in the country and sending more arms to its opposition forces.

The remarks come as Syrian President Assad vowed earlier today that any US intervention against his country is doomed to failure.

“Failure awaits the United States as in all previous wars it has unleashed, starting with Vietnam and up to the present day,” Assad said in an interview published on the Russian newspaperIzvestia.

He was reacting to the recent war rhetoric by US officials about a possible attack on Syria over claims by the militants that the government has used chemical weapons in the country.

Assad rejected as politically motivated the allegations about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army.

By Press TV


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