Assad thanks Russia for helping Syria face ‘savage attack’, creating new global balance

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in Damascus on Wednesday.

Assad said Russia’s stance helps create new global balance.

“We highly value the Russian stance towards Syria. Such stands raise hope for a new roadmap for the world power balance,” the broadcaster quoted al-Assad as saying at the meeting, Voice of Russia reported.

President Bashar al-Assad thanked key backer Russia for helping Syria face down what he described as a “savage attack” by western-backed Islamic extremists, according to state television.

Russia is helping “create a new global balance”, Assad said, after Moscow opposed the use of force should the Damascus government refuse to hand over its chemical stockpile.

By Fars News Agency


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