Assad accuses Israel of seeking to destabilise Syria
[FRANCE24] Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Scourge of Qusayr...
accused Israel on Sunday of trying to destabilise Syria by attacking a military research base outside Damascus
...The place where Pencilneck hangs his brass hat...
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".
The Syrian president, Shi'ite Iran's closest Arab ally, is battling a 22-month-old uprising in which 60,000 people have been killed. Assad says the rebels are Islamist Death Eaters funded and armed by Turkey and Sunni Mohammedan Gulf Arab states.
Neighbouring Israel has said it might have to intervene to prevent Syrian chemical or advanced weapons falling into the hands of orc groups, including Leb's Hezbollah whch fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006.
Diplomats, Syrian rebels and security sources said Israeli jets bombed a convoy near the Lebanese border on Wednesday, apparently hitting weapons destined for Hezbollah. Syria said the target was a military research centre northwest of Damascus.
Posted by: Fred 2013-02-04