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Rafsanjani cautions against US-Russia escalation on Syria

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 15, IRNA -- Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Saturday that trans-regional powers must stop intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Syria and put an end to the plight of the Syrian people.

He made the remarks in his statement to the meeting of Expediency Council.

He said that the United States and Russia must take heed of the international peace and security.

He expressed deep concern about indications of confrontation between the US and its allies with Russia, saying that lack of cooperation military interference will endanger global security.

Hasehmi further noted that Putin's security warnings to the Russian citizens across the world, particularly in Europe, and Assad's interview 'world's psychological war on Syrian developments' are considerable.

Rafsanjani urged the peace advocates of the world to exercise vigilance, because, control of the escalation will be very difficult even if it starts at small scale.

Under such a sensitive situation, vigilance, cooperation and keeping abreast with developments and stances of the related countries are essential, he said, noting that necessary decisions and measures should be taken considering the developments.

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