“They’re [US, UK] determined to spark a war which would not just be a civil war in Syria, this would become a regional war and very quickly could escalate into a Third World War because it would lead to a confrontation with both Russia and China,” Edward Spannaus, an editor of the Executive Intelligence Review, said in an interview with Press TV.
On Friday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Russia and China about supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying that they will pay a price.
The analyst praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for opposing a military intervention in Syria because of severe consequences of the war in the region.
“I think we should be grateful that Russia and Putin have stood their ground and have said absolutely no intervention, no regime change, that they will not participate or go along with any effort to overthrow President Assad,” Spannaus said.
He also warned that the current situation in Syria is “extremely dangerous” as Western states are still pushing for war in the country.
In the so-called ‘Friends of Syria Group’ conference held in Paris on Friday, French President Francois Hollande once again called on Assad to step down.
Russia and China both boycotted the meeting, saying they are against foreign interference in the internal affairs of Syria.