Syria says it will defend itself against Western strikes

The foreign ministry stated that Syria will press on with its military efforts despite potential Western military intervention.

“The (government’s) military effort will not stop around Damascus. If the purpose is to limit the victories of our armed forces, they will not be successful,” Walid al-Moualem, foreign minister, told a news conference in Damascus. “We have two options: either to surrender, or to defend ourselves with the means at our disposal. The second choice is the best: we will defend ourselves.”

Mr Moualem said any foreign strike on Syria to try to create a balance of power in the war between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and the rebels is “delusional”.

“If the purpose of a possible (foreign) military strike is to achieve a balance of power … it’s delusional and not at all possible,” he said.

By The Telegraph

 

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