شنبه ۲۷ آبان ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۹:۰۵
Iraqi Minister Warns Against attack on Iran, Syria
Iraq's interim foreign minister said in remarks published today any attack on neighbouring Iran or Syria could destabilize Iraq but added that there was no indication the United States would resort to force. The minister, Hoshiyar Zebari, said it is in Iraq's interest that there not be any confrontation with its neighbours.
Zebari said Iraq would be affected by such developments while it faces the task of rebuilding the country. He made the comments to the London-based Sharq al-Awsat newspaper.
U.S. President George W. Bush, currently in Europe where he is pressing transatlantic allies to step up pressure on Iran and Syria, has said the idea he was preparing to strike Iran over its nuclear program was "ridiculous" but added that all options were open.
Bush has also pressed Syria to withdraw its troops from Lebanon after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.