Sistani warns U.S. of regional war.

“Islamic nations will not forgive the entities that hinder a cease-fire,” Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said today “in a clear reference to the United States.” The Iraqi leader added that “dire consequences will befall the region” if a cease-fire is not agreed upon. Last week, it was reported that Sistani was “on the verge of withdrawing his tacit but vital support” for U.S. efforts in Iraq.