TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Sheikholeslam lashed out at certain Arab countries for Encouraging the West to launch military strike on Syria.
“This is really shameful for a Muslim country to ask enemies of the World of Islam to attack Syria which is the frontline of combat against the Zionist regime,” Sheikholeslam said on Monday.
He said the White House is under the pressure of Israel, Arab monarchs and western warmongering capitalists to attack Syria, “thus, he is trying to receive a permission for military intervention from the Congress in a bid to deceive the public opinion”.
The call for military action against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the Syrian government 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 Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned against any possible US military strike on Syria, and called for a global condemnation of any foreign-led aggression against the Muslim country.
“As regards regional issues, the criterion should be international laws and any foreign intervention, specially military action contradicting international regulations, will lead the region to instability, hence it is necessary that unilateral military actions be condemned and chastised,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with the visiting Special Envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister, Masahiko Komura, here in Tehran yesterday.
This week, a video has emerged of an opposition rebel militant in Syria apparently confessing to using chemical weapons in order to follow Osama Bin Laden’s mantra of killing women and children. The individual in the clip, Nadeem Baloosh, is a member of an insurgent group called Riyadh Al Abdeen, which is active in the Latakia area of Syria. Meantime, a dozen former US military and intelligence officials told the US President, Barack Obama, in a letter sent to the media this weekend that they are picking up information that proves Syrian government was not responsible for the chemical attack near Damascus on August 21.
“We regret to inform you that some of our former co-workers are telling us, categorically, that contrary to the claims of your administration, the most reliable intelligence shows that Bashar al-Assad was NOT responsible for the chemical incident that killed and injured Syrian civilians on August 21, and that British intelligence officials also know this. In writing this brief report, we choose to assume that you have not been fully informed because your advisers decided to afford you the opportunity for what is commonly known as ‘plausible denial’,” they said in their warning letter to Obama.
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