Assad: Syria Able to Face Israel

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assad syriaIn his first response to Israel’s weekend airstrikes, President Bashar Assad said Tuesday that Syria is capable of facing Israel, but stopped short of threatening retaliation for the strikes near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Assad spoke after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, who paid an unexpected visit to Damascus. “We are fully confident that Syria will emerge victorious from the crisis,” Salehi said about the more than 2-year-old battle between fighters loyal to Assad and rebels trying to oust him.

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{Matzav.com Newscenter}

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