Military action on Syria is playing with fire: Iranian diplomat

March 6, 2012 - 16:48
TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday that any military action on Syria is playing with fire, which could have unpredictable repercussions. 
He also said, “Any possible military action on Syria could pose serious threats to the country, the region, and the international community.” 
Elsewhere in his remarks, he said that Iran has good intelligence and documentation showing that Syrian rebels have been supplied with thousands of weapons with the aid of the United States.     
Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Moscow on Monday to hold talks with Russian officials on Syria and Bahrain. 
Netanyahu’s remarks rooted in fear of Islamic Awakening  
Amir-Abdollahian also told IRNA on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent remarks against Iran have their roots in the fear of the Islamic Awakening in the Arab world.   
According to Reuters, during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, Netanyahu assured that Israel has not made any decision on attacking Iran’s nuclear sites.   
Addressing the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, Netanyahu also said, “None of us can afford to wait much longer. As prime minister of Israel, I will never let my people live in the shadow of annihilation.”
The Iranian diplomat said, “Baseless claims and remarks by the leaders of the Zionist regime about our country’s peaceful nuclear program and (threats of) military action on Iran signify their deep fear of the awakening of regional nations.”