Legislator: Syria to launch missile attacks on Israel if invaded

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator warned of the aftermaths of any possible war by the US and its allies on Syria, and said Damascus will retaliate the aggression by launching missile attacks on Israel.

“Syria is not handcuffed for defending itself against the US and will attack the US positions in the region with all its power,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Vahid Ahmadi told FNA on Saturday.

He warned the advocates of war on Syria against its consequences, and said, “Given the fact that all the sensitive areas of the occupied territories (Israel) are within the range of the Syrian missiles, it seems that the entire occupied territories will be attacked by Syrian missiles.”

In relevant remarks last week, another prominent Iranian legislator underlined that any military attack on Syria would definitely endanger Israel.

“The Israeli regime will be the main loser of any military action in Syria,” Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told reporters after his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Sunday.

Also last week, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned of the dire consequences of any military intervention in Syria for the region, and said the US will certainly be severely harmed by pursuing warmongering policies against the Muslim country.

“The US threats and possible intervention in Syria is a disaster for the region and if such an act is done, certainly, the Americans will sustain damage like when they interfered in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with members of the new Iranian cabinet in Tehran.

He cautioned the US and its allies that their military intervention in Syria would yield no result but blazing fire and increasing nations’ hatred from them.

Ayatollah Khamenei warned the US and its allies that “starting this fire will be like a spark in a large store of gunpowder, with unclear and unspecified outcomes and consequences”.

The US and its allies have accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against its own people near the capital, Damascus, but Syria has vehemently ruled out any involvement in the attack, saying it was a false flag operation by the foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian army.

By Fars News Agency


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