Syria to respond to Israel in due time: Iran Defense Minister
Mon May 6, 2013 3:6PM GMT
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Syria reserves the right to respond to the recent Israeli aggression, stressing that Damascus will give a firm response in due time.
“This is a dangerous game and if Syria intends to give response, it has the right and can give a crushing response to the Zionist regime [of Israel],” Vahidi told reporters on Monday.
He warned against “big developments” that could take place in the region, emphasizing that the US and the Israeli regime will not be the winners of such events.
“Syria is a powerful country…and will give a strong response to the Zionist regime in due time and will deliver heavy blows to it,” the Iranian minister pointed out.
Vahidi reiterated that the Israeli regime “cannot easily escape from this adventurism.”
On Sunday, Syria said the Israeli regime had carried out an act of aggression against a research center in a suburb of Damascus, following heavy losses of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups at the hands of the Syrian army.
According to Syrian media reports, Israeli rockets struck the Jamraya research center.
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi told reporters in Damascus on Sunday that his country had the right and the duty to defend its people by all available means and that it would not give in to Israeli acts of aggression.