Sun, 24 Jun 2012 05:57:15 GMT | By IANS

Iraq warns of Syrian crisis' consequences

Baghdad: Iraq has warned of Syrian crisis' consequences, pointing to a potential spillover effect for other countries in the Middle East.

Iraq warns of Syrian crisis' consequences

"It is a main concern for us that the crisis might spill over into the neighbouring countries, as no country is immune to such a spillover because of the composition of the societies in these countries...," Xinhua quoted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying.

He was speaking to reporters Saturday at a news conference held jointly with visiting Swedish, Bulgarian and Polish foreign ministers.

Zebari said the shooting down of a Turkish warplane over the eastern Mediterranean Friday was a "serious escalation" that might have a worse impact on the region than on Syria itself.

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