Syrian PM says after bitter Iraq experience US not to launch new front against Syria
Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Naji Otri dismissed the possibility of a US front against Syria, noting that the Iraqi experience has dissuaded Washington.
In an Egyptian weekly interview published Wednesday by Al-Mussawar, he said "The situation on the ground shows that the Iraqi experience is proving to be a bitter one for the United States, and it must get out as cheaply as possible before thinking about declaring another front."
"If they do succeed and things go well for them, then they can think about a new goal, especially with the American elections coming up," Otri asserted.
"The United States wants Syria to adopt a position supporting the American presence in Iraq, and this is impossible since it is in contradiction with our national principles," the Syrian PM stressed.
He added that the Iraqi resistance was made up of "Iraqi civilians who are fighting the occupation, despite all the accusations against those elements who are branded terrorists."