Syrian Minister Warns Us Against Intervention

MOSCOW (AP) — A Syrian deputy prime minister has warned the United States against any military intervention in Syria.

President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S would reconsider its opposition to military involvement in the Syrian civil war, if Bashar Assad’s regime deploys or uses chemical or biological weapons.

Speaking to reporters in Moscow on Tuesday, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil described Obama’s statements as “propagandistic threats” connected with the U.S. presidential election. But he also said they indicate that the West is looking for a pretext to intervene militarily.

Jamil warned that such intervention was “impossible” and said: “Those who are contemplating this evidently want to see the crisis expand beyond Syria’s borders.”

The Syrian civil war already is spilling over into neighboring Lebanon.

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