Iran Guard commander warns US against Syria attack
TEHERAN (AP) - A senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards is warning the United States against attacking Syria, saying such a move would be a "dangerous mistake".
General Hossein Salami, acting commander of the Guards told a group of students on Tuesday that an attack against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad would spread the "spirit of jihad" among Muslims and encourage animosity toward the West.
General Salami said Syria is not "alone".
Mr Assad is Iran's main Middle East ally who supports Teheran and its proxy forces, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.