|‘Naïve states’ will not remain safe in possible war on Syria: Larijani||
TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned on Wednesday that the consequences of a possible military strike on Syria would also entangle “naive countries” in the region.
The Iranian parliament condemns any hasty and illegal move against Syria and cautions that if the West, with the help of regional countries, wages war against Syria, it would not “be able to end it,” Larijani told an open session of parliament.
Larijani said Syria will not lose as much as “others” if it comes under military strike by the West and its regional allies.
He also lamented the fact that the U.S. and Britain have fed the drumbeat of war against Syria without any permission from UN Security Council.
Earlier, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the West could act on Syria even without full UN Security Council backing.
Hundreds of people died in Damascus suburbs in what appears to have been the worst chemical weapons attack since Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein fatally attacked the Iranian people by chemical weapons in 1988.
UN investigators have entered Syria to inspect the Mouadamiya suburb, one of at least four neighborhoods hit by the poison gas before dawn last Wednesday.
Senior officials told NBC News that Defense Department planning had advanced to the point that three days of strikes were anticipated.
According to NBC, the United States in recent days has moved destroyers closer to Syria, which sits on the sea’s eastern edge.
Navy officials said four destroyers are lined up ready to strike: the USS Barry, the USS Mahan, the USS Ramage and the USS Gravely.
Tuesday, a fifth guided-missile destroyer, the USS Stout, also entered the Mediterranean, through the Straits of Gibraltar, but officials said it wouldn’t take part in any cruise missile attack.
“The four destroyers now in place have more than enough cruise missiles,” one official told NBC.
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