Iranian Officials: Israel Will Be First Victim of a Syria Attack

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Iranian officials have issued warnings that if a U.S.-led coalition attacks Syria Israel could find itself in the line of fire.

“If such an incident takes place, which is impossible, the Zionist regime will be the first victim of a military attack on Syria,” Iran’s Fars new agency quoted senior parliamentary official Hossein Sheikholeslam as saying on Monday. Iranian officials often refer to Israel as the “Zionist regime” or “Zionist entity”.)

Sheikholeslam’s warning follows a similar one from a senior Syrian official on Monday: Khalaf Muftah, a former assistant information minister in Syria, claimed that Damscus would hold Israel as being “behind the (Western) aggression and (it) will therefore come under fire,” reports the Times of Israel.

On Tuesday another Iranian parliamentarian, Mansur Haqiqatpur, also emphasized the threat of retaliation against Israel in the event of a military strike on Syria. If it were to occur, “the flames of outrage of the region’s revolutionaries will point toward the Zionist regime,” said Haqiqatpur.

The series of threats come in the wake of increased momentum towards military intervention in Syria from Western governments. The Obama administration, as well as Britain and France, says that there is “undeniable” evidence that President Bashar Assad’s regime used chemical weapons on civilians last week, leaving hundreds dead.

As the U.K. works on a draft resolution it will put to the UN Security Council on Wednesday “authorizing necessary measures to protect civilians” in Syria, UN weapons inspectors have resumed their investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attack last week.

Meanwhile, reports have emerged over the weekend that Israelis are ramping up gas mask distribution. The Israel Postal Company has seen a fourfold rise in gas masks requests across the country since news broke of the suspected use of nerve agents by Assad.

[Fars news agency]

[Times of Israel]

152 comments
AriadneEtienne
AriadneEtienne

Muslim hatrid of the Jews makes Hitler's actions look like a minor temper tantrum.  The world community should not tolerate Islam's anti-semitism, and similary, should not tolerate growing Conservative anti-semitism and the conspiracy theories about the "left" being anti-semitic.  The world community should think hard about the cost and benefits of annihilating fascism, both religious (islam and christian conservatism), and restructuring global institutions to weed out fascist influences, especially in economics, finance, business and government.  We are not going to survive as a species until we eradicate this mental disorder.

GeorgeAdamrovich
GeorgeAdamrovich

I do understand that we can not just sit on our asses and think this problem will go away, that's what they thought in WWII with Hitler!!!! I have a better plan send in Team #6 and kill the head guys in the dark. 

MakPali24
MakPali24

@RawanMachine you believe that, how many times have they said that before? You know Iran and Israel are major trade partners?

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK my point is Obama changed his tune and you're trying to convince me we should go attacking another country.

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK He said a President can't attack without an imminent threat to this country when it related to Bush...

Bleeding_BlueUK
Bleeding_BlueUK

@MattLugar I'm doing no such thing. S ply explaining a situation, you don't seem to grasp. And no Obama in no way changed his tune.

MakPali24
MakPali24

@RawanMachine I saw reports saying so. Regardless,you think Iran has the B to do anything?If they did 1% of their threats Pali would be free

Bleeding_BlueUK
Bleeding_BlueUK

@MattLugar and again as I showed you this is not only a threat to us, but the world as a whole. So again, no he didn't change his tune.

Aliprism
Aliprism

@MakPali24 : it means there were foreign mercenaries killing Syrians : paid by qatar & saudi sowing sectarian divides, for big game of domin

MakPali24
MakPali24

@Aliprism @RawanMachine smh can you not read? It's not about votes.....if you understood the Syrian issue you wouldn't be talking like this

Aliprism
Aliprism

@MakPali24 Do you know who was there already in syria before them every bloodthirsty cut throat playing "holi" with sy blood@RawanMachine

MakPali24
MakPali24

@Aliprism @RawanMachine Syrians have decided btw,they decided to protect their families and topple the man ordering troops to slaughter them

MakPali24
MakPali24

@Aliprism @RawanMachine I would have left it for the Syrians if Iran, Hezbollah, Russia,China left it for Syrians.This is a bigger prob now

MakPali24
MakPali24

@Aliprism @RawanMachine can't believe you just said that.120K murderer,kids slaughtered with knives, women raped and you want them to vote..

RawanMachine
RawanMachine

@MakPali24 Yes nd when the US kills some more people then all the other killing will magically stop and everything will be peachy. I feel ya

MakPali24
MakPali24

@RawanMachine I understand that they might have over motives but at this point does it even matter? Over 120K and the country destroyed

MakPali24
MakPali24

@RawanMachine well its selfish for myself as well as others to sacrifice thousands more for our interests.All that is imp is stopping deaths

RawanMachine
RawanMachine

@MakPali24 well it isn't. They're doing this with intentions like Russia and you should not be welcoming them with open arms

RawanMachine
RawanMachine

@MakPali24 a country who has murdered a million + Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. You think Syria is some sort of soft spot for them?

RawanMachine
RawanMachine

@MakPali24 No I was talking about asking a country that so obviously does not have your best interests at heart for help

MakPali24
MakPali24

@RawanMachine if you're talking about Russia that isn't a problem.Russia is a government of mobs they only support Assad cuz of weapon sales

RawanMachine
RawanMachine

@MakPali24 You realize Iran isn't the only issue that comes up when considering a US strike in Syria.

MakPali24
MakPali24

@RawanMachine no1 wants those filth to free Pali I'm just saying they have threatened hundreds of times before they can't be taken seriously

RawanMachine
RawanMachine

@MakPali24 its the Palestinians that are going to get the bad end of the stick as always. And btw its not Iran's job to free anything

RawanMachine
RawanMachine

@MakPali24 Iran has the "B" to continue their nuclear program despite international condemnation and sanctions. Why risk it anyway?

Bleeding_BlueUK
Bleeding_BlueUK

@MattLugar I agree the UN, should act, but we should be part of that action if they do. I've enjoyed it too, good night to you..

Bleeding_BlueUK
Bleeding_BlueUK

@MattLugar again why I feel we should seek a joint operation from the UN, if they say no, then let it go..

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK UN needs to take action, not us. Anyhow my finger is sore (using phone) and it is 2am. Enjoyed the civil discussion! :)

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK unless they are attacking us directly, we shouldn't be acting. One of the few things I thought I agreed with Obama on.

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK I've never bought into the "US is the world's police force" thing. Yes, chemical weapon use is disgusting, but not our duty

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK based on the deception you suggest Obama made he could attack Iran or North Korea without asking. The CAN attack a base too

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK Regardless there isn't an imminent threat to our bases by Syria. They are attacking Al Qaeda, not us.

Bleeding_BlueUK
Bleeding_BlueUK

@MattLugar not really, he doesn't like it, but understands sometimes its needed. bush did seem to enjoy it thoroughly though.

Bleeding_BlueUK
Bleeding_BlueUK

@MattLugar now who's stretching I'm not suggesting, anywhere a citizen lives, but on sovereign ground, such as bases, or such.

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK amazing how he came across as if he didn't like attacking other countries. He was quite the deceiver I suppose.

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK well, we have American citizens living in pretty much every country on the planet. Guess Obama basically has carte blanche.

Bleeding_BlueUK
Bleeding_BlueUK

@MattLugar no, I'm not stretching in any way. Our nation includes all sovereign land, where our people live, and work.

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK "this nation" suggests our sovereign borders, NOT our military bases. You are stretching to defend this attack.

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK sounds like the partisan hacks that defended the Iraq war. Are you suggesting that Obama misled the public with his words?

Bleeding_BlueUK
Bleeding_BlueUK

@MattLugar our interests, such as bases ect. is American soil, thusly is our Nation, friend.. Again your point is moot.

MattLugar
MattLugar

@Bleeding_BlueUK Syria can't launch weapons here, attack us, have tech to attack, or even ability with their current civil war = no threat