Global opposition to US attack on Syria growing: Iran MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says worldwide opposition to a US military strike on Syria is gaining momentum.

In today’s developments, there is a positive approach in favor of Syria in the world. Britain, Italy, Germany and Canada have implicitly opposed war, and even the Pope asked all Christians to observe a day of fasting for peace in Syria … which all indicate that the global attitude is not in favor of the US,” Alaeddin Boroujerdi said.

The chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee made the remarks upon arrival in Tehran from a visit to Syria and the neighboring Lebanon on Wednesday.

He went on to say that the anti-Israeli resistance front remains determined about its decisions and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in high spirits despite all propaganda against him.

“The atmosphere in the region is very hectic and if a war breaks out its extent will not be in the US or the Zionist regime’s control,” the Iranian lawmaker pointed out.

The call for military action against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21.

Damascus has vehemently denied the accusations, saying the chemical attack was carried out by the militants themselves as a false-flag operation.

On August 31, US President Barack Obama said he had decided that Washington must take military action against the Syrian government, which would mean a unilateral military strike without a UN mandate.

Obama said despite having made up his mind, he will take the case to the US Congress. But he added that he is prepared to order military action against the Syrian government at any time.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

By Press TV


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