Assad accuses Israel of destabilising Syria

Assad has accused Israel of trying to "destabilise" his country. It was his first remarks on last week's reported Israeli air strike in Syria.

Assad accuses Israel of destabilising Syria

World Bulletin/News Desk

President Bashar al-Assad accused Israel on Sunday of trying to destabilise Syria by attacking a military research base outside Damascus last week, and said Syria was able to confront "current threats ...and aggression", state media said.

Assad made the remarks in a meeting with Saeed Jalili, Iran's national security council secretary, in the Syrian capital. It was his first reported response to the attack.

State news agency SANA quoted Jalili as reaffirming Tehran's "full support for the Syrian people ... facing the Zionist aggression, and its continued coordination to confront the conspiracies and foreign projects".

Diplomats, Syrian rebels and security sources said Israeli jets bombed a convoy near the Lebanese border on Wednesday. Syria said the target was a military research centre northwest of Damascus.


Ehud Barak told a security conference in Germany on Sunday that the strike was "proof that when we say something we mean it".

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