Legislator: Israelis sent on high alert by Iintensified rhetoric against Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker underlined the strong fear that the Israelis feel of the consequences of a possible US-led war on Syria, and said they are on high alert while their government cannot fully protect them.

“Studies showed that 80% of the Israelis are strongly worried about the attack since the Zionist regime has only managed to build shelters for 30% of them,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Javad Karimi Qoddousi told FNA on Saturday following his recent regional tour which took him and several other Commission members to Syria and Lebanon.

He said that the Israelis have estimated that 30,000 people will be killed in the early hours of Syria’s retaliatory attacks on Israel and over 400,000 others will be killed as the war continues.

These are the estimates that the Israelis have made by analyzing the resistance front’s warnings of retaliatory measures against Israel after the US and its allies’ possible attack on Syria, Karimi Qoddousi said.

In relevant remarks earlier this week, another senior Iranian legislator warned the US against a military invasion of Syria, and said any wrong move by Washington and its allies against Syria or Lebanon will be followed by retaliatory measures against Israel which he described as a hostage of the regional Muslim nations.

“A hostage named the Zionist regime which is under the control of the Muslims to some extent is the biggest possibility and chance that Muslims in Syria and Lebanon have to prevent a wrong move by the US,” Vice-Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour said Wednesday.

“The life of the Zionist regime depends on a strategic mistake by the US,” he added.

If Syria is attacked by the US, the Muslim nations will adopt retaliatory measures against Israel which is Washington’s vital interest, Haqiqatpour said.

According to the recent opinion polls conducted in the West, more than 50 percent of Americans are against their government’s military strike on Syria.

While US President Barack Obama has accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against its civilians in Damascus suburb of al-Ghouta, he has provided no evidence whatsoever to the UN Security Council to prove his claim.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on President Obama to provide the UN Security Council with documents and evidence showing that the Syrian army has used chemical weapons against the civilians in Damascus.

Putin has underlined that no evidence has been presented on the use of chemical weapons by the government of Syria, adding that Russia does not believe that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons since they have been advancing in the war and did not need to do it.

By Fars News Agency


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