Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Russian journalists, in which said protecting the country’s borders is the right and duty of the Syrian authorities. So the Syrian leader commented on the statement of Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman about the intention to destroy air defense systems to Syria in the event of attacks on Israeli planes.
About it reports on Monday, March 20, news Agency RIA Novosti.
Commenting on the events that occurred in the night of 17 March, when the Syrians tried to fire on Israeli aircraft missile anti-aircraft missile complex s-200, Lieberman said: «If the next time the Syrian air defense system is attacking Israeli planes, it will be destroyed in this matter there will be no compromise.»
These words of Lieberman lead Agency RIA Novosti and TASS, RBC and «Echo of Moscow», sites News.ru and life.ru and many other Russian media.In the Israeli media that the defense Minister is paid much less attention.
«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,» explained Assad, answering a journalist’s question about whether they will continue on Syria to protect its borders in light of the threats of Lieberman.
«So we don’t have to ask this question, regardless of whether the statements of the Israeli authorities or not. We don’t base our policies and decisions on their applications. So, of course, it is our right and duty, again,» – said the Syrian President.
According to Bashar al-Assad, Russia plays an important role in preventing new attacks by Israel on Syrian territory.
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