Syria has never been a more tensed ground than it is now as the United States and Russia warn each other of possible attacks. According to Russia, if the United States will attack the Syrian government directly then it could result to total war. Is the new World War just around the corner?
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned the United States about the consequences that could arise from attacking the Syrian government forces directly. According to the official, a move by the United States against the forces could mean total war and may even prompt “tectonic shifts” in Syria as well as the rest of the Middle East.
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Russia’s warning comes at a time when tensions are higher in Syria and airstrikes have been happening here and there.
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“It usually ends with one thing—a full-scale war,” Global Research quoted the official. She also said that there could be wider consequences, saying that, “If the US starts a direct aggression against Damascus and the Syrian army, this will lead to scary, tectonic shifts not only on the territory of Syria, but in the whole region as well.”
Previously, the United States have warned against Russia and Syria including extremist groups.
“Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send people home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby. This did not register well with Russia.
Nonetheless, Zakharova confirmed that the Russia-US dialogue has fallen apart.
“The problem is that for the whole time we were involved in Russian-American negotiations… we realized very clearly that the US had no joint position. Different organizations, different structures in Washington were taking different positions on what’s going on Syria. They had absolutely different views,” Zakharova said via RT.