Syria President Bashar Al-Assad: I will honour weapons deals with Russia





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Published on May 31, 2013

Syria President Bashar Al-Assad has said in a TV interview he will complete arms deals with Russia for anti-aircraft missiles. He had been quoted in a newspaper article as saying Moscow had already sent a first shipment of S-300 missiles. However, in an interview for Lebanon's Al-Manar television the President stopped short of saying if the weapons had arrived in Syria.

"Everything we have agreed on with Russia will take place, and part of it has already taken place," he said, without giving further details.

The arrival of missiles would be a major worry for western and regional countries opposed to Assad's stance.

The weapons have the capability to reach Turkey and Israel and would make it more difficult to impose a no-fly zone over Syrian airspace. Report by Ashley Fudge.

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