Iran warns Syria conflict could engulf Israel

By REUTERS
August 5, 2012 14:37

DUBAI - Iran said Sunday that the conflict in Syria could engulf Israel, as it warned against foreign intervention there, Iranian media reported.

Larijani accused the United States and regional countries he did not name of providing military support to rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, a key Arab ally of Iran.

Syria has accused Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia of backing rebels in Syria and fueling violence there. Iran meanwhile has supported Assad's efforts to crush the 17-month revolt.

"The fire that has been ignited in Syria will take the fearful (Israelis) with it," Iran Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

"What really allows these countries to interfere in internal Syrian affairs?" Larijani was quoted as saying.


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