The President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad reminded the defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman, who promised to destroy the Syrian air defense in case of attacks on their aircraft, that all sovereign States have the right to protect its borders, reports RT.
The Syrian President stressed that the protection of state borders is not just a right but a direct duty of those in power in any state.
“If we do not protect its borders as the government, the Syrian people will have the right to condemn us,” said Bashar al-Assad.
“It is not necessary to ask to protect or not to protect us borders, regardless of whether threatening statements by the Israeli authorities or not. We do not build our policy in their statements. It is our right and duty,” – said the President of Syria.
“We heard this morning the Russian foreign Ministry invited the Ambassador of Israel to discuss the Israeli violations of Syrian sovereignty. And I think Russia can play an important role in the fact that Israel never attacked Syria… Russia’s Policy in General is based on international law, the UN Charter and the resolutions of the security Council,” – said Assad.