Iran warns against U.S. crossing Syria 'red line'

DUBAI Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:39am EDT

A view of Zamalka area, in what activists say chemical weapons have been used by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in the eastern suburbs of Damascus August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

A view of Zamalka area, in what activists say chemical weapons have been used by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in the eastern suburbs of Damascus August 22, 2013.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday warned the United States against crossing the "red line" on Syria, saying it would have "severe consequences", according to the Fars news agency.

"America knows the limitation of the red line of the Syrian front and any crossing of Syria's red line will have severe consequences for the White House," said Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, reacting to statements by Western officials regarding the possibility of military intervention in Syria, according to Fars.

(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Alison Williams)

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kenradke11 wrote:
Iran can stick their puny army up their ying yang.

Aug 25, 2013 3:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gitfidl wrote:
The last thing the U.S. needs to do is to get involved in ONE MORE middle eastern financial sink hole armed conflict .. we end up PAYING both bills every time .. and we are broke just like Europe (only worse)

Aug 25, 2013 4:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gumpchun wrote:
Iran is warning us not to cross their red line? That is quite stupid, it just makes it harder NOT to cross their red line. What Iran thinks about anything is of no consequence to anyone in the United States other than to make it clear we will cross their red line anytime we wish to. Now we may do it in part just to show Iran who is boss.

Aug 25, 2013 4:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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