Iran warns against ‘catastrophic’ attack on Syria

Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on Sunday that forcing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down and go into exile would be a “joke,” warning an attack on his country would be “stupid” and “catastrophic.”

“Iran supports Assad’s reform plans and the talk about forcing him to go into exile is a joke,” Hossein Amir Abdollahian told reporters in Amman, where he invited King Abdullah II to attend an August summit of Non-Aligned Movement.

“Military action against Syria is unlikely and if this happens it would be stupid. Syria can defend itself without Iran’s help. Any non-political solution would bring catastrophe to the entire region,” he said.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday his country, Russia and the United States are not ready to host Assad in exile, while US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday warned time was running out to save Syria from a “catastrophic assault.”

“Iran could be part of a solution to the Syrian issue. It has provided suggestions to Kofi Annan,” said Abdollahian of the UN and Arab League envoy.

Annan arrived in Damascus on Sunday after admitting that his peace plan has so far failed to end nearly 16 months of carnage.

“I think that meetings on Syria that are held in some countries seek to make sure the crisis in Syria continues. The Syrians must determine their own fate,” Abdollahian added.

“Iran backs all efforts to address the crisis and help Assad’s reform plans, but unfortunately we sense bad intention.”

Iran is Assad’s chief regional ally, supplying him with humanitarian and financial aid.

Some Iranian and US reports have said Iranian military personnel were in Syria and helping in the crackdown against opposition groups, although Tehran officially denies that.

More than 17,000 people, including 11,815 civilians, have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of the revolt in March 2011, according to monitors.

TI

  • Moe2000

    Because Clinton warned of a catastrophic attack on Syria…. S.C.O will take out the Nato Zionists

  • Moe2000

    Because Clinton warned of a catastrophic attack on Syria…. S.C.O will take of the Nato Zionists

  • wargame1

    Iran is barking about Syria just because of this subservient Bashar Dog. When the sunnis will take over inshallah then it is Iran who will be barking again to attack Syria and possibly help any foreign power to invade Syria just like they did in Iraq , Afghanistan as they are now attacking the sunnis in Syria. The Majoosi Iranian regime in fact is on the list of the forth coming departing regime! 

    • Moe2000

       Syria will become a Israeli puppet like the rest but without OIL and money because Syria has none…. Look at Egypt the Nato generals stripped Mohamed Morsi of his powers and dissolved Parliament…. You think Nato wants Islam?

      • 73Corty77

        Your wrong on this Moe. Syria will became no ones puppet. If what you are saying is true Syria would have signed a treaty will Israel along time ago.   

        • master09

          The whole ME is a puppet of someone…

      • Leborigine

        Well syria is an iranian puppet now, it will always be someones puppet!

    • 73Corty77

      Wargame seriously stop smoking crack. Or at the very least when do don’t come on this site and Wright this kind of bullshit. In the beginning I found most of your comments funny. Now I just find you to be a big Joke.

       

  • wargame1

    Iran is barking about Syria just because of this subservient Bashar Dog. When the sunnis will take over inshallah then it is Iran who will be barking again to attack Syria and possibly help any foreign power to invade Syria just like they did in Iraq , Afghanistan as they are now attacking the sunnis in Syria. The Majoosi Iranian regime in fact is on the list of the forth coming departing regime! 

    • Moe2000

       Syria will become a Israeli puppet like the rest but without OIL and money because Syria has none…. Look at Egypt the Nato generals stripped Mohamed Morsi of his powers and dissolved Parliament…. You think Nato wants Islam?

      • Leborigine

        Well syria is an iranian puppet now, it will always be someones puppet!

    • 73Corty77

      Wargame seriously stop smoking crack. Or at the very least when do don’t come on this site and Wright this kind of bullshit. In the beginning I found most of your comments funny. Now I just find you to be a big Joke.

       

  • wargame1

    Iran is barking about Syria just because of this subservient Bashar Dog. When the sunnis will take over inshallah then it is Iran who will be barking again to attack Syria and possibly help any foreign power to invade Syria just like they did in Iraq , Afghanistan as they are now attacking the sunnis in Syria. The Majoosi Iranian regime in fact is on the list of the forth coming departing regime! 

    • Moe2000

       Syria will become a Israeli puppet like the rest but without OIL and money because Syria has none…. Look at Egypt the Nato generals stripped Mohamed Morsi of his powers and dissolved Parliament…. You think Nato wants Islam?

      • 73Corty77

        Your wrong on this Moe. Syria will became no ones puppet. If what you are saying is true Syria would have signed a treaty will Israel along time ago.   

        • master09

          The whole ME is a puppet of someone…

      • Leborigine

        Well syria is an iranian puppet now, it will always be someones puppet!

    • 73Corty77

      Wargame seriously stop smoking crack. Or at the very least when do don’t come on this site and Wright this kind of bullshit. In the beginning I found most of your comments funny. Now I just find you to be a big Joke.

       

  • Leborigine

    So many posters here show unconditional love for syria and iran. If you guys have so much love for them, there is plenty of desert space there to live and support those countries. Please do us a favor and move there!

    • Moe2000

      How can you not morally support a country standing up to the world bullies for there rights under the NPT. Israel has 200 nuclear bombs Iran has none… Iran signs the NPT allows inspections 24/7 video surveillance of there Nuclear sites… Israel refuses to sign the NPT… Israel even today refuses to cooperate with the U.N on it’s illegal settlement expansion probe… Saudi Arabia chops women’s heads of for witchcraft… In Iran women can vote work drive…. You cant do that in Saudi Arabia…. I am not saying Iran is perfect I support a secular state… But we the people of the Middle East deserve nuclear energy Iran is exporting electricity to Iraq Syria Turkey Pakistan… If we Lebanon sign the deal to Lebanon will also get electricity…. Iran is even willing to build us 20 Power stations….

      • Leborigine

        That is exactly my problem Moe. You cannot count to 20 before you count to ten. Lets have a civilised country first with respected borders to keep the animals in the northern, eastern and southern lines out, work together with a proper parliament and a proper request for assistance from iran, then maybe yes, I will agree with you.But until then, as long as iran supports an enemy state of Lebanon and deals with only one faction in Lebanon, then they can go to hell. The score between Lebanon and syria has not settled yet, when the Lebanese prisoners are released, borders are demarcated and 30 years of theft is paid up, they can go to hell as well!!………and their lebanese supporters!

        • master09

          When you put facts to moe he will not respond.he will bring the Zionists in and say it is their fault why Lebanon is what it is. Lebanon has and is raped by it,s own people .As it was also by Syria.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O3MTZ5UVWDZHXU66CQKMD7LHHE Rich

        What a joke Moe!!! Where are Larry and Curly???  Where is all the help with reconstruction that Iran promised after your buddies in hezbolah led you into the really smart adventure back in 2006?? Fools that support Iran and wish war against Israel are the ones who are killing your country

        • Moe2000

          What did i say that was joke? You typical Zionist… And then you try to insult by calling me a stooge…. Israel is a land grabbing Apartheid joke… And we in Lebanon will use our water try to steal it and see what happens….

      • antar2011

        huzbullah and syrian assad should be the last ones on this earth to talk about bullies…
        yalli sta7ou maatou.

      • 5thDrawer

        What? 20 little power stations for 20 little fiefs? Imagine an ‘electrical company’ trying to service THAT mess.

    • Moe2000

      How can you not morally support a country standing up to the world bullies for there rights under the NPT. Israel has 200 nuclear bombs Iran has none… Iran signs the NPT allows inspections 24/7 video surveillance of there Nuclear sites… Israel refuses to sign the NPT… Israel even today refuses to cooperate with the U.N on it’s illegal settlement expansion probe… Saudi Arabia chops women’s heads of for witchcraft… In Iran women can vote work drive…. You cant do that in Saudi Arabia…. I am not saying Iran is perfect I support a secular state… But we the people of the Middle East deserve nuclear energy Iran is exporting electricity to Iraq Syria Turkey Pakistan… If we Lebanon sign the deal to Lebanon will also get electricity…. Iran is even willing to build us 20 Power stations….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O3MTZ5UVWDZHXU66CQKMD7LHHE Rich

        What a joke Moe!!! Where are Larry and Curly???  Where is all the help with reconstruction that Iran promised after your buddies in hezbolah led you into the really smart adventure back in 2006?? Fools that support Iran and wish war against Israel are the ones who are killing your country

      • antar2011

        huzbullah and syrian assad should be the last ones on this earth to talk about bullies…
        yalli sta7ou maatou.

  • Leborigine

    So many posters here show unconditional love for syria and iran. If you guys have so much love for them, there is plenty of desert space there to live and support those countries. Please do us a favor and move there!

    • Moe2000

      How can you not morally support a country standing up to the world bullies for there rights under the NPT. Israel has 200 nuclear bombs Iran has none… Iran signs the NPT allows inspections 24/7 video surveillance of there Nuclear sites… Israel refuses to sign the NPT… Israel even today refuses to cooperate with the U.N on it’s illegal settlement expansion probe… Saudi Arabia chops women’s heads of for witchcraft… In Iran women can vote work drive…. You cant do that in Saudi Arabia…. I am not saying Iran is perfect I support a secular state… But we the people of the Middle East deserve nuclear energy Iran is exporting electricity to Iraq Syria Turkey Pakistan… If we Lebanon sign the deal to Lebanon will also get electricity…. Iran is even willing to build us 20 Power stations….

      • Leborigine

        That is exactly my problem Moe. You cannot count to 20 before you count to ten. Lets have a civilised country first with respected borders to keep the animals in the northern, eastern and southern lines out, work together with a proper parliament and a proper request for assistance from iran, then maybe yes, I will agree with you.But until then, as long as iran supports an enemy state of Lebanon and deals with only one faction in Lebanon, then they can go to hell. The score between Lebanon and syria has not settled yet, when the Lebanese prisoners are released, borders are demarcated and 30 years of theft is paid up, they can go to hell as well!!………and their lebanese supporters!

        • master09

          When you put facts to moe he will not respond.he will bring the Zionists in and say it is their fault Lebanon is what it is. Lebanon has and been raped by all inside Lebanon and outside.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O3MTZ5UVWDZHXU66CQKMD7LHHE Rich

        What a joke Moe!!! Where are Larry and Curly???  Where is all the help with reconstruction that Iran promised after your buddies in hezbolah led you into the really smart adventure back in 2006?? Fools that support Iran and wish war against Israel are the ones who are killing your country

        • Moe2000

          What did i say that was joke? You typical Zionist… And then you try to insult by calling me a stooge…. Israel is a land grabbing Apartheid joke… And we in Lebanon will use our water try to steal it and see what happens….

      • antar2011

        huzbullah and syrian assad should be the last ones on this earth to talk about bullies…
        yalli sta7ou maatou.

      • 5thDrawer

        What? 20 little power stations for 20 little fiefs? Imagine an ‘electrical company’ trying to service THAT mess.

  • yazidi

    he should warn the west not to attack his devil state….

  • yazidi

    he should warn the west not to attack his devil state….

  • zabada

    Iran is not strong enough to backing Assad.But they think so. Iran will easily defeat if they back Syria in upcoming war.Most Muslim leaders made big mistake and they loses.Saddam,Gaddafi,Mubarak,Assad and may be Najad from Iran….I think they need politic class.

  • zabada

    Iran is not strong enough to backing Assad.But they think so. Iran will easily defeat if they back Syria in upcoming war.Most Muslim leaders made big mistake and they loses.Saddam,Gaddafi,Mubarak,Assad and may be Najad from Iran….I think they need politic class.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003332956647 Ustaz Bidin

    Iran is not strong enough to backing Assad.But they think so. Iran will easily defeat if they back Syria in upcoming war.Most Muslim leaders made big mistake and they loses.Saddam,Gaddafi,Mubarak,Assad and may be Najad from Iran….I think they need politic class.

  • antar2011

    i really think that iran, israel, USA and hizbullah all talk the talk but they don’t do the walk!
    they are all in the same basket

  • antar2011

    i really think that iran, israel, USA and hizbullah all talk the talk but they don’t do the walk!
    they are all in the same basket

  • antar2011

    i really think that iran, israel, USA and hizbullah all talk the talk but they don’t do the walk!
    they are all in the same basket