Iran concerned over possible adventurism, warns of consequences
Press TV -(Fri Aug 30, 2013) Iran has expressed concerns over possible new adventurism in the region as some Western countries are moving towards military action on Syria due to a recent deadly chemical attack near Damascus.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday warned against the grave consequences of invasion against Syria.
Zarif made the remarks in a telephone conversation with UN-Arab League Special Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on the recent developments in Syria.
The Iranian minister reiterated his condemnation of any chemical weapons use.
On Wednesday afternoon, the top Iranian diplomat discussed Syria with the foreign ministers of France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Republic of Azerbaijan, Jordan, and Kuwait.
The Iranian minister also called on UN inspectors to continue their investigation into the gas attack near the Syrian capital, which killed hundreds.
Over the past days, the war rhetoric against Syria has intensified after the militants and the foreign-backed opposition accused the Syrian government of having launched a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21. Syria has, however, denied any involvement in the attack.
Iran, Russia and China, among other countries, have warned against foreign military intervention in Syria, which has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011.
In addition, people around the world have staged demonstrations against the US threats of war against Syria.
Anti-war protests were also held in several cities across the US on the same day, including Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago. In New York City, supporters of the Syrian government gathered at Times Square chanting slogans against the US warmongering policies.