Any Attack On The IS To Be Regarded As An Act Of Aggression, Assad And Iran Warn Turkey
17 October 2014
By Markaz Kavkaz
Foreign minister of the Assad regime, Walid al-Muallem, said that a Turkish
attack on Ad Dawla al-Islamiyya/Islamic State (IS) would be regarded by Damascus
as an act of aggression. His warned Ankara on inadmissibility of an attack on
the IS. Al-Muallem made his threats after the decision by the Turkish parliament
to allow the Turkish army to participate in a so-called "anti-terrorist
operation against the IS".
"The declared policy of the Turkish government represents a real aggression
against a member of the United nations group", said Walid al-Muallem.
The warning came after the prime minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, vowed on
Thursday night that Turkey would do everything to prevent the fall of the
Kurdish city of Kobani, and the parliament of this country allowed the
government to carry out military operations against the IS in Syria and Iraq.
In addition, the Assad regime turned to so-called international community with a
request to prevent Ankara "from ventures that threaten peace and stability in
the region". Assad called for an end to the "Turkish intervention in Syria's
In turn, minister of foreign affairs of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, also warned
Turkish authorities that participation of the Turkish army in operations against
the IS in Syria and Iraq might cause "dangerous consequences for the entire
He stressed that Tehran opposes to actions of America and proxies in Syria and
Iran warned Turkey not to take any action against the IS during a telephone
conversation between Javad Zarif and Turkish foreign minister. He "criticized
methods chosen for the fight against terrorism, while expressing concern over
any action that may aggravate the situation".
"In the current situation, the regional states should act responsibly and avoid
aggravations", Tehran warns Ankara.
Meanwhile, the Turkish army opened fire Friday on positions of the IS near the
Kurdish city of Kobani. The army command said that the fire was opened in
response to the shelling of Turkish territory. The Turkish press writes that at
least 3 artillery shells "exploded on the Turkish side".
Besides, Turkish aircraft overflew the border with Syria and the city of Kobani,
but there is no data about possible bombardments.
The Turkish general staff continues to move armored units, missile systems and
missile defence systems to the Syrian border. The main Turkish forces approach
the border near the Sanliurfa Province, as Kobani is located to the south of it.
According to Turkish military, a threat of an IS breakthrough exists there,
which the army is to prevent. In addition, the movement of troops, according to
observers, is an evidence of possible plans of Ankara to create a buffer zone on