It’s hard to calculate Iran’s response to a potential US invasion, Vladimir Putin has said, adding that assaulting the Gulf state could bring “disaster” to the entire Middle East region.

There are voices in the US calling for a military action against Iran, but hopefully, such a scenario will never come true, Putin admitted on Thursday. An all-out invasion of Iran could trigger “a disaster in the region” due to the spike in violence and, possibly, waves of refugees fleeing for safety. That aside, “anyone attempting to do this” would also pay a price, he cautioned.

It is hard to foresee what happens if military force is used.

Iran is a Shiite country and Iranians have a reputation as people that go to extremes if their country is attacked, according to Putin. “No one knows what those extremes will bring and it’s hard to say who will be affected.” (RT)