Syrian missile strikes a recipe of World War III?
Damascus: A missile strike on Syria will have serious consequences on the entire region. US President Barack Obama is planning a limited two-day strike on Damascus as a punishment for the chemical weapon attack, allegedly by Bashar al-Assad.
The missile strike could have serious repercussions in the entire region. America with its allies is all ready to launch a 'limited strike'. Iran has warned of a counter strike in case any military action is taken against Syria. It has issued a stern warning and threatened to bomb Israel, in retaliation.
"The US intervention will be a disaster for the region," Khamenei, the Islamic republic's most powerful authority, told a meeting with the cabinet of President Hassan Rowhani, state television reported.
"The region is like a gunpowder depot. (Its) future cannot be predicted" in case of a military strike against Syria, he added.
Iran, the chief regional ally of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, has been very vocal in recent days against western military intervention in Syria after suspected chemical weapons attacks on the outskirts of Damascus last week.
On the other hands unconfirmed reports have suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a grim urgent action memorandum ordering a massive military strike on Saudi Arabia in the event of an attack on Syria.
It is reported that Putin was enraged after a meeting held with Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan. In the meeting, Sultan warned that if Russia did not accept the defeat in Syria it will unleash Chechen rebels, under its control.
The news report was first published in As-Safir and carried forward by Library of Most Controversial Files.
Sultan promised Putin to protest his bases in Syria in case Asaad's regime is toppled.
The news, if confirmed, could seriously jeopardize an already complex situation.
Other gulf countries, including Qatar, have played an active role in supporting rebellion against Bashar al-Assad.
In case, the conflict moves beyond its intended missile strike perimeter, it has the potential of becoming an all out war that would see Sunni Arab world standing face to face with Shia-ruled Iran and its allies.