Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:37 pm
Venezuela president warns against attack on Syria
The Associated Press
Maduro is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and made the comment Tuesday while visiting a Russian warship in Venezuela's La Guaira port.
He says the military intervention that the U.S. and other nations are contemplating could, in his words, "be the beginning of a great international conflagration."
Maduro says the allegation of chemical weapons use by Syria on Aug. 21 "smells the same" as one of the reasons cited by Washington for invading Iraq in 2003 - that the Iraqis possessed weapons of mass destruction.