A political commentator says a US attack on Syria will further isolate Washington in the international community with powers like Russia and China holding it to account
“The United States is going to lose friends; key countries like Russia and China will be unforgiving and definitely people in Iraq and other regional countries will harden their stance against the Saudi dictatorship and other American client regimes in the region, ” Mohammad Marandi, a professor at University of Tehran, said on Thursday.
If the US launches a strike against Syria, it “will be seen as a pariah state and a rogue regime that carries out attacks on different countries one after another, ” Marandi stated.
Elaborating on Iran ' s potential response to a US offensive against Syria, the analyst said it is as of now " unclear " how the Islamic Republic would react, but what is certain is that " the Iranians will increase their support for the Syrian people. "
“The Iranians never show their hands, as they say, but I think that the Americans definitely will recognize and understand that the Iranians will make life for them a lot more difficult and those who support aggression against Syria in this region will definitely not benefit from the strikes and from aggression. ” said Marandi.
Washington’s war rhetoric against Syria intensified after Syria militants claimed the army had carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21, which killed hundreds of Syrians. Damascus has repeatedly said the deadly attack was a false-flag operation carried out by the Takfiri groups in a bid to draw in foreign military intervention. Russian President Vladimir Putin has described as “utter nonsense” the allegations that the Syrian government was behind the attack. On September 4, Putin said, “If there is evidence that chemical weapons were used by the regular army... then this evidence must be presented to the UN Security Council. And it must be convincing.” China has also warned against a military intervention in Syria, saying such a move would only worsen the situation in the Middle East.