30 Aug '13, 5pm

Iran and Hezbollah warn against US strikes in Syria, threaten retaliation

In recent days, as the United States appears to be moving closer to carrying out strikes against the Assad regime, Iran and Hezbollah have unsurprisingly threatened to retaliate. The PFLP-GC, a pro-Assad Palestinian faction, has also suggested that it is prepared to respond to Western strikes. Of course, whether these are simply remarks or bluster remains to be seen. Iran On Aug. 28, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told members of the Iranian cabinet that US intervention in Syria would be "a disaster for the region," according to Iran's Fars News Agency , a semi-official news agency with close ties to the IRGC. "[I]f such an act is done, certainly, the Americans will sustain damage like when they interfered in Iraq and Afghanistan," Khamenei further warned. Similarly, Fars News Agency today reported that Iran's Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan recen...

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