11 Updates
Iran warns against consequences of attack on Syria
Photo Credit: ADEK BERRY, Getty Images

Iran warns against consequences of attack on Syria

Aug 28 2013, 6:42pm CDT | by IANS

Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday warned of "disastrous" consequences of a possible US attack on Syria, saying that it will be a "catastrophe" for the region, media reported.

Tehran, Aug 29 — Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday warned of "disastrous" consequences of a possible US attack on Syria, saying that it will be a "catastrophe" for the region,...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

47 weeks ago

Iran warns against consequences of attack on Syria

Aug 28 2013, 6:42pm CDT | by IANS

Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday warned of "disastrous" consequences of a possible US attack on Syria, saying that it will be a "catastrophe" for the region, media reported.

Tehran, Aug 29 — Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday warned of "disastrous" consequences of a possible US attack on Syria, saying that it will be a "catastrophe" for the region, media reported.

The Iranian leader did not elaborate on the impacts of the military intervention on the region but said that the Middle East is like a "powder keg" and its future will be unpredictable if something happens, Xinhua reported citing ISNA news agency.

Khamenei's remarks were an allusion to the possible US military responses to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The US has held Damascus responsible for the chemical attack on civilians while the Syrian government has denied any involvement in the incident.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday said that the US military stands ready to strike Syria at once if President Barack Obama gives the order.

Khamenei emphasized that in case the US intervenes militarily in Syria, they "will definitely be the losers as they suffered the consequences of their intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan."

"The consequences of intervention of non-regional states and foreigners in (the internal affairs of) a country will sparkle a fire and will increase the hatred of the nations toward them," said the Iranian leader at a meeting with the President Hassan Rouhani's cabinet.

Iran is an outspoken ally of the Syrian government in the Middle East and has vowed to support President Bashar al-Assad's administration against the armed rebels which it says are backed by the West.

The Islamic republic has voiced its inclination for "peaceful and political solutions" to the deadly conflicts in the Arab state.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wednesday said that "the world's people, particularly the people in the Middle East, are not prepared for a new war," state-run IRIB TV reported.

"Use of force would be detrimental to the stability...and any adventurism in this region will put the stability of the region and the globe in risk," he said, adding that it will further help extremism and terrorism in the region.

Rouhani said the Islamic republic emphasizes that those responsible for using chemical arms should be identified and brought to justice, official IRNA news agency reported.

He urged the UN inspectors in Syria to clarify different dimensions of the use of chemical weapons in Syria through " unbiased investigations."

Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Araqchi Wednesday denied that the Syrian president made a "secret" visit to Tehran Tuesday night, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

The report by Israeli media regarding the trip of al-Assad to Iran is "funny", Araqchi said.

Some Western media reported earlier Wednesday that the Syrian president made an "unplanned" visit to Iran's capital Tehran Tuesday night after the threats of US and some of its allies against Syria were intensified.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

17 hours ago

President Obama's National Guard Fact Finders Skip Rick Perry’s Input

Jul 29 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Big Government

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Breitbart Texas has learned that the team President Obama is sending to study the “helpfulness” of deploying the Texas National Guard to portions of the Texas-Mexico border has not yet requested a meeting with Governor Rick Perry or his staff.  The President directed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to send the team to evaluate the situation and report back to the White House as to whether the deployment woul ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
10

6 days ago

White House Sending Team to Study National Guard Deployment Helpfulness

Jul 23 2014 7:50pm CDT | Source: Big Government

HOUSTON, Texas—The White House sent a team to Texas to determine if the deployment of the National Guard to the border will be helpful in dealing with the on-going border crisis in South Texas. The move comes at the end of President Obama’s western fund raising tour and two days after Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to deploy the Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard on a “Deter and Refer” mission to a small ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Allyson Robinson, Transgender Activist, Talks Military, Trans Rights

Jul 22 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Now that President Obama has signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT people among federal contractors, transgender activists are wondering if he’ll get around to doing something else he could do with the stroke of a pen: ending the the ban on transgender people serving opening in the military, which is simply a Pentagon regulation, not a law that would require a vote by Congress to repeal. And they’re wondering if the rest of the LGBT move ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Chelsea Manning To Begin Gender Treatment In Military Custody

Jul 17 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a military prison. So the military will begin treatment for her gender-identity condition. A defense official said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army's recommendation to keep Manning in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment. The Army tried to ge ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

US Signs $11 Billion Weapons Deal with Muslim Brotherhood-Friendly Qatar

Jul 17 2014 8:59am CDT | Source: Big Government

This week, the United States signed a massive armaments agreement with the government of Qatar to sell Apache helicopters, advanced Patriot surface-to-air (SAM), and Javelin handheld ground-to-air defense systems to Doha. Apache Helicopter        Patriot Missile                       Javelin The arms deal was signed at the Pentagon in Virginia by U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the Qatari equivalent, Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah. A ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
5

6 weeks ago

Pentagon orders amphibious ship to Persian Gulf

Jun 16 2014 7:46am CDT | Source: Townhall's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Persian ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
4

6 weeks ago

AP: McDaniel Runs to 'Save the Republic'

Jun 15 2014 7:23pm CDT | Source: Big Government

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Chris McDaniel comes from a small town, with a skyline of church steeples and a courthouse that overshadows a memorial to Confederate soldiers. It's where the tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate grew up. Where he and his wife raise their two children. Where, for more than 30 years, he's spent most Sundays in the same Southern Baptist church. To hear him tell it, Ellisville is the kind of place that's disappearing in Mississippi and America, and that ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
3

6 weeks ago

Chris McDaniel Runs To 'Save The Republic'

Jun 15 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Chris McDaniel comes from a small town, with a skyline of church steeples and a courthouse that overshadows a memorial to Confederate soldiers. It's where the tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate grew up. Where he and his wife raise their two children. Where, for more than 30 years, he's spent most Sundays in the same Southern Baptist church. To hear him tell it, Ellisville is the kind of place that's disappearing in Mississippi and ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

Pentagon orders aircraft carrier to Gulf

Jun 14 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: WND

(Reuters) U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad. “The order will provide the Commander-in-Chief additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq,” the Pentagon said in a sta ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
1

6 weeks ago

U.S. military community slams Bergdahl swap

Jun 13 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: WND

Taliban video shows release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl May 31 In an ABC interview June 5, Hillary Clinton parroted White House talking points in defending President Obama’s exchange of five Taliban prisoners for U.S. solider Bowe Bergdahl, appealing to the principle of “no man left behind.” “One of our values is we bring everybody home off the battlefield the best we can,” she said. “It doesn’t matter how they ended up in a prisoner of war situati ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

20 killed in Israeli shelling of Gaza shelter
Gaza, July 30 (IANS) At least 20 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured Wednesday when Israeli artillery hit a school used as a shelter by displaced people in Jabaliya town of Gaza Strip, medics said.
 
 
Chinese graduate kills masseur to pay off debt
Shanghai, July 30 (IANS) A debt-ridden college graduate in China has been detained for allegedly murdering a woman who offered massage service at her downtown home.
 
 
Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild
Geneva, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has revealed in a report.
 
 
US sees 'steady' progress in Iran n-talks
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks Tuesday cited "significant and steady" progress over the past six months, but would not say whether the negotiations would be further extended.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Kerry visit a start, Modi visit to US pivotal (Comment: Special to IANS)
John Kerry visits India Wednesday as a raft of crises consume American diplomacy. By contrast, US-India relations are at a moment of opportunity, but the US Secretary of State faces challenges in New Delhi that are...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Rita Ora kept forgetting Fifty Shades of Grey lines
Rita Ora kept forgetting her lines whilst filming her scenes in 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' The 23-year-old singer - who landed the role of Mia Grey in the erotic drama - had someone feeding her script to her through an...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Our Milky Way much smaller than previously thought
London, July 30 (IANS) The Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our solar system, is way smaller than astronomers previously thought, says a study. It is approximately half the weight of a neighbouring galaxy - known...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Be aware of calories from soft drinks during meals
London, July 30 (IANS) Did you ever count calories from the soft drink you usually order along with the dinner? Now is the time to factor those in. New research indicates that meals that include a calorific drink are...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple Drops Their Appeal of Samsung Verdict
After the ruling in Apple’s favor by a jury in the patent infringement case with Samsung, the company was seeking a permanent injunction on a number of Samsung’s devices. The goal was to ban sale of Samsung products...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Apple’s Sapphire Glass Supply Getting A Boost
Ever since the announcement that Apple was going to move away from Gorilla Glass came out, people have been wondering about the new Sapphire Glass screens. They have certainly proved indestructible, but the production...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Simple blood test may even predict suicide
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A simple blood test can soon reliably predict a person's risk of attempting suicide, significant research reveals. This may be possible because researchers at Johns Hopkins University have...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Are Samsung’s Sales In Trouble?
The battle between Samsung and Apple has been a fiercely fought one both in the courtroom and in the marketplace. Apple feels that Samsung has used their innovations to create a series of phones that are similar, but...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Kate Moss boards flight 'drunk' without ticket
Kate Moss allegedly ''blagged'' her way onto a flight from Turkey to London without a ticket on Monday (07.28.14). The supermodel, 40, reportedly turned up at Bodrum Airport intoxicated following a detox vacation at the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Liam Neeson still struggles with wife's death
Liam Neeson still hasn't come to terms with his wife's death five years ago. The 'Taken' star was left heartbroken when he switched off Natasha Richardson's life support in 2009 following a tragic ski accident and he...
Read more on Celebrity Balla