The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran criticizing prevalent regional situations and the possibility of a war on Syria said "The world cannot allow one or a few countries to play the roles of the attorney, judge, and the verdicts’ executive agent all together, acting according not to reality, but to their own interests.”
Speaking in an interview with Mehr, Mohammadjavad Zarif pointed to phone calls to his counterparts on the likely war on Syria, adding "It seems that some would like to make war. They cannot be told, though, to be one group, because there are a number of groups each with different motivations.”
"There’s a group whose interests have always laid in war and disagreement. Another group, despite their support in the past two years for radical groups and the Takfiri have not reached their goals by military means. They would like to take others in and expand the war, whereas they are not aware of the fact that war will strike the whole region and it will be to their own detriment,” Zarif asserted.
He added "But it seems that the public opinion is not prepared for war even in the West. In talks I had with foreign ministers nearly all of them had the common idea that something must be done to prevent the Syrian conflict from growing more intense. It is to regret that some had opinions about the necessity to answer what they claimed to be the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. But we suggested that first the reality must be clearly understood and all evidence be seen.”
Zarif also said in answer to a question regarding Iran’s reaction in case war strikes Syria "I do not talk about reactions. Our whole attempts are to prevent war because once there is war in the region, situations will turn very dangerous for all. We hope that wisdom will rule and prevent a regional war.”