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Iran warns of 'harsh consequences' if US acts on Syria

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A war of words erupted Sunday over Syria as Washington said it is ready to take action over chemical weapons attacks and Tehran warned US intervention would carry "harsh consequences". 

Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. Pressure is mounting on Damascus to allow a UN probe into claims of chemical weapons attacks, as Washington and London says there are "increasing signs" Syria's regime is to blame.

Pressure mounted on Damascus to allow a UN probe of chemical attacks, with French President Francois Hollande saying evidence indicated the regime in war-ravaged Syria was to blame and Israel demanding action against its neighbour.

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