Russia and Iran: US is ‘Crossing Multiple Red Lines’

When Barack Obama first used the term “red line” in 2012, he was referring to the use of chemical weapons. Russia and Iran have a lower benchmark for red lines — and they think the United States have crossed them,

In a joint statement the command centre for the two countries and allied groups said: “We will respond to any aggression.”

The statement read: “What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.”


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned “flagrant US aggression on Syria” following the missile strike on a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical attack by the Syrian government on innocent civilians.

The Iranian leader, a key ally of Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad, called yesterday for an impartial investigation into the chemical attack that killed at least 70 people.

He warned that the American strikes in response risked escalating extremism in the region, reported Iranian state television.

The character of these nations is truly revealed by this statement. America views “red lines” as attacks against innocent people. Russia and Iran see them as attacks against airfields that launch chemical weapons.

Source: The Sun

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