UK's Cameron shelves imminent Syria strike amid Parliament opposition

Britain delays strike until UN report; Londoners protest outside Downing Street against military strike.

August 29, 2013 00:55
A protestor shouts slogans at rally against the proposed attack on Syria in London Aug 29, 2013

Protest against Syria in London 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Olivia Harris )

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The United States is willing to proceed with action in Syria without approval from the United Nations, the State Department said on Wednesday, after a short but tense afternoon brought NATO allies
A protestor shouts slogans during a rally against the proposed attack on Syria in central London August 28, 2013.

"We are not the war-mongerers," he continued. "We are a peaceful nation seeking stability in the area, because instability will serve only the Israeli interests."

Ja'fari went on to assert that the entirety of the Arab spring, including the Syrian crisis, "serves only one goal," which is to distract the world from the Palestinian question. "It has been really unfortunate that for decades to notice that the American diplomacy has always been motivation by defending Israeli interests," Ja'fari said.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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