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NATO missiles on the Turkish-Syrian border are a prelude to 'World War', warns Iran’s top general. Following the remarks, the country’s leader, President Ahmadinejad, reportedly cancels his visit to Turkey.
“Unfortunately, one by one, Western countries are approving the deployment of Patriot missiles to Turkey’s border with Syria while they are planning a world war, which is very dangerous for the future of humanity and Europe itself,” General Firouzabadi said on Saturday.
On Saturday Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi promised Tehran will not allow the West to oust President Bashar Assad. “The Islamic Republic of Iran won't allow Western plans and scenarios aimed at overthrowing the Syrian government to succeed,” the minister said via a commented posted on the website for Iranian state TV.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Personally? I think Iran is 90% bluff and bluster but that 10% is wicked dangerous and something to watch very carefully for.
I'd say Assad's time is running real fast here and if Iran is going to help they have a real time limit ticking away here. If they follow this with ACTION? Awww... Hell.. it's on. Iran has plenty of military to send a few divisions of conscripts and all the hardware Syria could want or need ....if they chose to ...and fly it right in for all to see. They do have that mutual defense and assistance treaty after all.
Given the treaty? Iran isn't even doing it as a good idea...It's an outright obligation. Why folks have consistently ignored this factor has baffled me from the start.