Iran warns NATO against entering Syria “quagmire”

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, July 10, 2011

From Hashem Kalantari and Robin Poweroy, ReutersIran warned NATO on Sunday against any temptation to intervene in Syria, saying that rather than the defeating a regime it would be bogged down in a "quagmire" similar to Iraq or Afghanistan. . . .

"Syria is the front-runner in Middle Eastern resistance (to Israel) and NATO cannot intimidate this country with an attack," Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told the official IRNA news agency.

"If, God forbid, such a thing happened, NATO would drown in a quagmire from which it would never be able to escape."

"If the West should want to follow the same course as they have done in Iraq and Afghanistan they would not realize the desired result."  (photo: Getty)

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