Lukashenko: Third World War May Start from Middle East

“No one knows how the situation will unfold. Even those who started the whole thing – the Americans. They have no idea what this may entail,” Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. 

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has warned Israel and its allies against waging a war on Iran as it could potentially trigger a third world war.

“A third world war is not excluded. It may start from there (the Middle East). How? If they (Israel and the United States) stage a war on Iran. It is not about Iran irritating them, but about them irritating Iran,” the BelTA news agency quoted him as saying.

“Do you have any evidence that Iran was behind this (Hamas’ attacks on southern Israel on October 7 – PC)? If you have, put the facts on the table,” he said, adding that so far there is no such evidence.

According to the Belarusian leader, the fact that parties to the conflict use weapons made in this or that country proves nothing. 

“Yes, missiles, drones (that are made in Iran – PC) are being used. But, your drones and missiles are used in Ukraine. The weapons trade continues,” he said, noting that although this is bad, it is entirely legal. 

“Maybe someone bought them via third parties, Hamas bought these missiles. And how many weapons might have reached the region from Ukraine? They demonstrate these US-made guns,” he said, adding that the situation is “quite a mess.”

“If the Americans, who have pulled these assault air groups and aircraft carriers (to the region), are beginning to deliver strikes from the Mediterranean, although I don’t think that they are quite that crazy, some countries, especially Iran, will respond,” Lukashenko stressed. 

“And there is no guarantee that an aircraft carrier will escape being sunk.” In his words, many things indicate that “a serious conflict may flare up, or even a war with the use of the most lethal weapons.”

“No one knows how the situation will unfold. Even those who started the whole thing – the Americans. They have no idea what this may entail,” he added.

Israel has, thus far, killed 7,326, including nearly 3,000 children, and 1,700 women; and wounded over 19,000 more. 

Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Israel says that 1,400 of its citizens were killed in Hamas-led attacks on October 7. Many of those killed are soldiers and officers in the Israeli occupation army. 

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 


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