29 Aug '13, 4pm

Syria, Iran threaten retaliation; Russia sends warships: Syrian allies Iran and Russia are working t... #airforce

Syria, Iran threaten retaliation; Russia sends warships: Syrian allies Iran and Russia are working t... #airforce

Syrian allies Iran and Russia are working together to prevent a Western military attack on Syria, the Iranian president said as Russia said it is sending warships to the Mediterranean, where U.S. ships are already in position. Both Iran and Russia would work in "extensive cooperation" to prevent any military action against Syria, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in statements carried by several Iranian state-controlled media outlets. Western military action against Syria would be an "open violation" of international laws, he said. "Military action will bring great costs for the region," Rouhani said, and "it is necessary to apply all efforts to prevent it." Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards, told the Tasnim news website, that an attack on Syria "means the immediate destruction of Israel." The statements came as Russian state-owned...

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