Assad to Russian MPs: Syrians 'No Longer Afraid of NATO' After Missile Attack
According to Russian lawmakers, the Syrian president has praised Soviet air defense systems, which helped Damascus repel 71 Western missiles, Sputnik reported.
Russian members of the parliament and other officials have shed light on the meeting with President Bashar Assad, which came in the wake of the joint US-UK-French missile strike on Syria.
According to governor Komarov, during a meeting with Russian lawmakers, Assad slammed the Western strike on Syria as "aggression."
As the Russian State Duma lawmaker Sergei Zheleznyak stated, Damascus has praised Soviet arms made in the 1970s, which were used to repel the missile attack, carried out by the US and its allies.
"According to the president's [Assad's] point of view, this [the attack] was aggression and we share this position. He has highly appreciated Russian weapons, which showed supremacy over the arms of the aggressors," Zheleznyak said.
"Since 1990s we have seen in American movies that the Russian weaponry is "backward." And now we see, whose's really backward," Assad was quoted as saying by a Russian MP.
Another MP, Sablin, said, citing Assad, that as Syrian air defenses had demonstrated their efficiency, the Arab Republic's citizens were "no longer afraid of NATO."
Assad stated that Syria would continue its independent development "despite the agenda, imposed by the West," Sablin said.
During the meeting, the issue of possible Russia's anti-missile systems' deliveries to Syria wasn't discussed.
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