Assad commented on the incident between Syria and Israel
DAMASCUS, 20 Mar — RIA Novosti. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, commenting on the statement by Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman about the intention to destroy air defense systems to Syria in the event of attacks on Israeli jets, told Russian journalists that the protection of the boundaries of the SAR is the right and duty of the Syrian authorities.
“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 Assad, answering a journalist’s question about whether they will continue on Syria to protect its borders, despite the threat of Lieberman.
“So we don’t have to ask this question (to defend or not to defend), 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 leader.