Archbishop of Canterbury: Attack on Iran/Syria would be "murderous folly"
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has launched a renewed attack on the war in Iraq and called for "urgent attention" to stabilise the country.
Dr Williams, speaking after a visit to Syria last week, said the "terrible damage" wreaked on the region by the war in Iraq was far worse than had so far been acknowledged.
Dr Williams' comments, in an interview with the BBC, came after he met Iraqi refugees in Syria, many of them still in fear for their lives. Only last month, a new survey claimed that up to 1.2m people might have died because of the conflict.
Dr Williams said any military action against Syria or Iran that would further destabilise the region would be "criminal, ignorant... and potentially murderous folly." Read more