Strike on Syria may trigger attack on Israel: Iran

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 23:48

Moscow: Iran has issued a thinly veiled threat to Israel, saying that in the event of a US attack on Iranian ally Syria some groups may retaliate by striking the Jewish state.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said at a briefing today that if the US launches a military strike against Syria, Israel would be under threat from "some groups and movements that have formed over the past two or three years." He didn`t elaborate.

He said Iran welcomes Russia`s initiative calling for Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control.
At the same time, he insisted that Iran has a proof that the chemical attack last month was launched by Syrian rebels, not government forces as the US claims.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 23:48
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