Air strikes prove Israel, West involved in Syria: Assad

The Syrian president said Israel's air strikes in Syria were proof that the Jewish state and its 'western supporters' have a hand in the fighting in Syria.

Air strikes prove Israel, West involved in Syria: Assad

World Bulletin/News Desk

Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad slammed Israel over weekend air strikes on targets in Syria, saying the Jewish state and its "western supporters" are involved in Syria's more than two-year-old conflict.

Assad's remarks came following a meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, who paid a visit in the Syrian capital, Damascus, just days after Israeli war planes hit in Syria targets believed to have been highly-accurate Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel has neither formally denied nor acknowledged the air strikes on Friday and Sunday near Damascus.

"The recent Israeli aggressions expose the size of the complicity between the Israeli occupation, regional countries and the West in backing the current events in Syria," Assad was quoted as saying by the pro-Syrian news channel Manar TV.

"The Syrian people and their heroic army ... are capable of confronting this Israeli adventure, which represents one of the faces of terrorism that is targeting Syria every day."

Salehi said Iran strongly condemned the attacks, reiterating the country’s support for the Assad regime. "We all believe that Syria would emerge victorious from the crisis and we are optimistic about the future of the country. The situation in Syria is good, and the military took several regions back," Salehi said.


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