Syria Warns Israel: Don’t Start Up With Us, Would Have ‘Catastrophic Results’


syria-prime-minister-muhammad-naji-al-otariSyria’s prime minister warned Israel today that any new Mideast war would be catastrophic for the region and beyond. For weeks, Israel has traded some of the sharpest words in years with Syria and another key adversary on its northern border, the militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Premier Naji al-Otari said a new war will have dangerous repercussions not only in the Middle East but also on the international level.He spoke to reporters this after meeting with French Prime Minister Francois Fillon.

Syria’s foreign minister warned Israel earlier this month that any new war would reach Israeli cities.

Israel’s foreign minister told Syria its army would be defeated and its regime would collapse in any future conflict.

Meanwhile, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, who is on an official visit on Syria, said that world powers would have to take new action against Iran if Tehran made no further gestures.
“We have read the new report (on Iran) by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) … and it is very worrying,” Fillon said.

“We proposed dialogue to Iran for several months and for the moment all the propositions have been turned down,” he said. “If the situation does not change, we have no other solution but to look into new measures in the coming weeks.”

{Ynet/Yair Israel}


  1. Not true. Syria’s army is a joke! They could’nt fight their way out of a paper bag. Anyone can destroy that country in the blink of an eye.

  2. Lol at #2. More Syrian propaganda. If anything, Israel would only have to worry about being too victorious vis a vis the Syrian army. However, I do fear that Syrian paranoia will cause them to send more aid to hezbollah.