Assad urged Russia to prevent possible bombing of Syria by Israel
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called the protection of its borders right and duty. Thus he commented on the statement by Israel i defense Minister Liberman that the IDF could destroy the Syrian air defense system.
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
“Protection of our borders is our right and duty. If we’re not going to do as government, that the Syrian people will have to judge us,” said the President.
He also noted that the Syrian leadership should not wonder whether to protect its borders, regardless of whether doing the Israeli government any statement. According to him, Damascus does not build its policy on the statements of foreign States.
Assad stressed that he hopes that Russia will play its role and will not allow the bombing of Syria by Israel.
“So Russia can discuss these issues with the Israelis on the basis of these criteria, and Russia can play a role in the fact that Israel never attacked Syria,” – said Assad.
Earlier it was reported that Israeli aircraft struck at supporters of Assad in Syria.
It was also noted that Israeli defense Minister has threatened to destroy Syrian air defenses.