“We are on the threshold of a strategic turning point regarding the fate of this region and more generally [the future of] the Muslim world,” the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ second-in-command, Brigadier General HosseinSalami, said on Tuesday. His remarks were carried by PressTV.
“What we are witnessing now is the outcome of the repeated losses that the U.S. and its Western and regional allies have incurred…over the past three decades,” he added.
Salami noted that the United States, Israel and their regional allies have failed to reach their long-term objectives in the Middle East despite utilization of all their strategies.
“These defeats have led the United States to try to penetrate in the center of gravity of the [anti-Israeli] Islamic resistance front, which is Syria,” he claimed.
He said that war on Syria will be “a very dangerous game”, stressing that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict and that Israel must reconsider its security strategies.
Salami warned that an attack on Syria would spread the “spirit of jihad” among Muslims.
The comments came one day after an Iranian lawmaker warned that a U.S.-led military strike on Syria could backfire on the entire region, particularly against American and Israeli interests.
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