26 Aug '13, 4pm

Official: Syria will defend itself against international attack #Marine #USMC

Official: Syria will defend itself against international attack #Marine #USMC

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — A senior Syrian official said Monday that his country will defend itself against any international attack and will not be an easy target as the U.S. and other countries heat up rhetoric in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack last week on a rebel-held neighborhood of the Syrian capital. In an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said airstrikes or other action against Syria would also trigger “chaos” and threaten worldwide peace and security. He spoke Monday as support for an international response was mounting if it is confirmed that President Bashar Assad’s troops were responsible for the Aug. 21 attack, which activists say killed hundreds. The United States has said there is little doubt that Assad’s regime was responsible for the assault, and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Mon...

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