‘US incapable of waging war in Syria’

US incapable of entering new war in Syria: Iran cmdr.

Commander of Iranâ„¢s Basij forces Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naqdi has dismissed Western threats of launching a military attack against Syria.

Å“The US does not have the ability to engage in a serious war,” Naqdi said Monday.

Å“The US lacks the economic means and necessary military spirit to intervene in Syria,” he added.

The remarks came in response to the recent war rhetoric by US officials about a possible attack on Syria over claims by the militants that Damascus has used chemical weapons in the country.

The US Department of Defense has hinted that Washington is ready for military action if US President Barack Obama gives the go ahead.

On August 21, the head of the so-called opposition Syrian National Coalition, George Sabra, claimed that 1,300 people were killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar.

This comes as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rejected as politically motivated the Western allegations about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. The United Nations says more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million others displaced since the outbreak of the violence.

The Iranian commander said terrorists were nurtured by the US and went on to accuse Washington and the Israeli regime of being behind the recent bombings in the region.

The US and Israel mastermind all these terrorist attacks because they do not want the region to be in peace, he said.

In the latest terrorist attacks in Iraq on Sunday, car and roadside bombs killed nearly 50 people and injured dozens more, according to Iraqi security and hospital sources.

Lebanon was also hit by deadly violence on Friday when two blasts rocked the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, killing more than 40 people. The explosions also destroyed many cars and damaged several buildings.

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Republished from: Press TV