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Iranian Official Warns West of Dire Consequences of Libya Invasion


A senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) official warned that any attack by the western countries against Libya would deteriorate the conditions and increase the existing problems for the West.
“Attacking Libya even with the permission of the Security Council will be reciprocated by the Libyan people’s severe reaction and will double problems of the West,” IRGC Politburo Chief General Yadollah Javani told on Sunday.

He viewed the present political developments in Libya as a major challenge for the West, and said, “Libya has a special and strategic situation in the Mediterranean Sea and the West is thinking of all options, including military invasion, to bring this country under control.”

Earlier, an Iranian top military official had also reiterated that the world’s capitalist powers are seeking to develop their strategies in the wealthy and Muslim states which possess abundant oil wells and resources.

“The reality is that the US wants to stage a military intervention to find control over Libya’s oil wells as it did in Iraq with the Iraqi oil,” Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said last week.

Firouzabadi also warned the US officials of the fatal consequences and aftermaths of Washington’s military intervention in Libya.

“Any kind of US measure and interference in Libya will not only stabilize Islamic Revolutions in the region and further clarify their path and direction, but also cause a severe blow to the US economy and increase their (Americans’) debts and budget deficit,” Firouzabadi cautioned.

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation in Libya and is in constant touch with its allies like NATO on possible actions against the Gaddafi regime, as it dispatched two military aircrafts to the region.

The Pentagon, which has dispatched considerable air and naval assets to the region along with 400 marines, said it is closely monitoring the situation in Libya.

Pentagon Spokesman Col Dave Lapan said the Pentagon is in constant contact with its other allies, including NATO and Europe.

“We are still with options on the table. The overall operation is called Operation Odyssey Dawn,” Lapan said.

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