Attack will start another world war: Iranian general

August 30th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) A top Iranian general Saturday warned that a military attack by the West against his country would lead to another world war, the official IRNA news agency reported.”The extremist and expansionist policies of Washington and Tel Aviv which have been manifested in Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and recently in the Caucasus, have endangered the entire world,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said.

“The greed of the US leadership is gradually leading the world toward the brink of ruin,” the general said, adding that an attack against Iran would start another world war.

Jazayeri, however, said Tehran was against war and escalation of tension which he blamed on Israel and the US and added that his country would work for securing global peace.

Tehran has been bitterly critical of what it calls the US interference in the Caucasus crisis in the wake of the armed conflict between Georgia and Russia.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in one of his recent speeches said he had proofs of Israeli involvement in the crisis.

The Islamic republic’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki had earlier this week warned the US over interfering in the Caucasus crisis, saying that powers outside the Caucasus region should not seek excuses for further tensions and instability in the area.

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