Iran army warns US of ‘harsh consequences’ over Syria

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TEHRAN – A top Iranian military chief warned on Sunday that the US will face “harsh consequences” if it intervenes in ally Syria over claims of chemical attacks, Fars news agency reported.

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“If the United States crosses this red line, there will be harsh consequences for the White House,” armed forces deputy chief of staff Massoud Jazayeri was quoted as saying.

A year ago US President Barack Obama warned the use of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a “red line” and have “enormous consequences”.

On Sunday, his Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the US military was ready to take action against Syria.

AFP

 

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