‘Direct aggression’ by the United States towards the Syrian government and armed forces would lead to ‘frightening, tectonic shifts’ in the Middle East. (Reuters)
Al Arabiya: Russia warns against US attack in Syria
“Direct aggression” by the United States towards the Syrian government and armed forces would lead to “frightening, tectonic shifts” in the Middle East, RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Saturday.
Russia and the United States back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict.
A US-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria recently fell apart, and Russian war planes on Saturday struck rebel-held areas north of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Zakharova warned that regime change in Syria would create a vacuum that would be “quickly filled” by “terrorists of all stripes.”
US-Russian tensions over Syria have escalated since the breakdown of a cease-fire last month, with each side blaming the other for its failure.
Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes have launched a major onslaught on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo.
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Update #1: Russia warns against US attack on Syrian forces (AP)
Update #2: Direct aggression by US against Damascus to cause 'tectonic shift' in Middle East - Moscow (RT)
WNU Editor: The Western press is downplaying and/or not covering this story as much as they should. Russia is essentially telling the U.S. that if this happens again .... U.S.-Led Coalition Air Strikes Kill 62 Syrian Soldiers (September 17, 2016) .... there will be blow-back on the U.S..