Russian Knights aerobatic team to perform at Dubai airshowMilitary & Defense July 20, 21:28
Russia looks to its Navy to become world secondMilitary & Defense July 20, 19:10
ExxonMobil disagrees with US Treasury Department’s decision to assess fineBusiness & Economy July 20, 18:45
Putin signs decree on Russia’s navy policy until 2030Russian Politics & Diplomacy July 20, 18:39
Putin personally congratulates human rights champion Alexeyeva on her 90th birthdaySociety & Culture July 20, 18:20
Russian boxer Povetkin reinstated into WBO’s ratings, ranked eighthSport July 20, 18:08
Russia’s Syria campaign spending within current combat training costs — Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense July 20, 17:59
Putin says 80% of Russians friendly to people from different ethnic groupsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 20, 17:51
Russia to develop cruise missiles capable of striking targets at 1,000km rangeMilitary & Defense July 20, 17:42
BEIRUT, November 6. /TASS/. Syria asked Russia’s quality weapons to counteract future challenges, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday.
“We addressed Russians and asked them to use time for supplies of qualitatively new weapons,” Muallem said.
He explained that the request had been made due to Syria’s fears of the possible unfavourable development of events.
“Syria treated the US-led coalition strikes as a fait accompli. There is no coordination or any deal between us and Americans. For the moment air strikes are delivered on the Islamic State (IS) and do not affect the Syrian army,” Muallem said.
“We understand that US President Barack Obama seeks to avoid the war with Syria by confining itself to the Air Force’s intervention against the Islamic State. It is useful for us,” he said.
“However, we know how Obama will behave if pressure on him increases in case of the Republicans’ victory in the midterm elections. We should prepare. We told Russians about it sincerely,” Muallem said.
Damascus “took a strategic decision to offer rebuff to any aggression from Turkey”. “That is why we hope that our armed forces’ capability will qualitatively increase in the near future. This will allow us to defeat the aggressor,” he said.
At the same time, Muallem said, “Washington rejects Turkey’s conditions for interfering in Syria.”
He denied reports saying the Syrian government would address Russia to provide a loan in the amount of $1 billion. “I don’t know where this information came from. But it is wrong,” Muallem said.