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Jordan fears Iranian response to strike on Syria

February 13, 2014 at 12:15 am

Officials in Jordan have expressed their concerns about Iran’s response to any attack on Syria which might be launched from the kingdom’s territory. They believe that if Jordan is used as the base for such an attack, Iran will target Israel and its eastern neighbour in retaliatory moves.

The details of Jordanian concerns were revealed at an emergency meeting of senior army officers held in Amman on Sunday. Various scenarios for military intervention in the Syrian conflict were on the agenda. Countries involved in the talks included the US, Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, as well as Jordan.

As the main ally of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, Iran is expected to react to any military strike following the Damascus regime’s use of chemical weapons last week.