Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: Use of force in Syria to be felt worldwide

Other News Materials 6 September 2013 12:29 (UTC +04:00)

The use of force in Syria is fraught with echoes worldwide including the Caucasus, the Near and Middle East, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said, RIA Novosti reported.
"I would not limit it with the Caucasus in the event of negative consequences that are possible in the case of an unauthorised attack on Syria without the UN. I am sure that not only the Caucasus, or Near and Middle East will be affected, but echoes resonate around the world. It is not only about the position of Russia, China, Iran and a number of countries in the Arab East," Karasin said to Russia Direct online-edition, the text of which was published in Russian Foreign Ministry's website on Thursday.

The diplomat also stated that the Syrian issue is regularly raised in European capitals.
"Discussion of the Syrian issue in the UK House of Commons showed that the British MPs did not forget the lessons of Iraq. What Tony Blair did 10 years ago is unlikely to pass just as quietly and gently today. In a word, the world draws its conclusions," the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister noted.