Syria’s deputy foreign minister said Wednesday the state would miqdadnot give in to threats of a US-led military strike against the country, even if a third world war erupts.
Faisal Muqdad said the government had taken “every measure” to counter a potential intervention aimed at punishing Syria over a suspected deadly poison gas strike and was mobilizing its allies.
“The Syrian government will not change position even if there is World War III. No Syrian can sacrifice the independence of his country,” he said.
“Syria has taken every measure to retaliate against… an aggression,” he added, refusing to provide any clue as to what that might mean.
Muqdad said Syria was mobilizing its allies ahead of a possible strike, as US President Barack Obama lobbies Congress to back intervention and the French parliament debates the issue.
The Syrian official added two of America’s top allies in the region, Jordan and Turkey, should think twice before participating.
“Once the attack against Syria starts from Jordan and Turkey then they will both suffer,” said Mr. Mekdad