Russia says can protect its Syria assets if US carpet bombs

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he had heard that this was one option being advocated by some policy makers in Washington.

By: Reuters | Moscow | Published:October 9, 2016 5:16 pm
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that Russia had the means to protect its assets in Syria if the United States decided to carpet bomb the Syrian government’s military air fields.

Lavrov said he had heard that this was one option being advocated by some policy makers in Washington.

“This is a very dangerous game given that Russia, being in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government of this country and having two bases there, has got air defence systems there to protect its assets,” Lavrov told Russian state TV’s First Channel, according to the text of his interview published on the Foreign Ministry’s website.

Lavrov, in the same interview, said he was convinced that US President Barack Obama would not agree to such a scenario.

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    Harry Achari
    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm
    America can this time forget it's dream of spreading terrorism around the globe using al Qaida, al nusra, boko haram and IS as it tools. The states wants to create more terrorists hubs like it created in Irak and Lybia after killing saddam and gaddafi. This time its strategy to make Syria as its fourth terror hubs in Syria, gets a threat from Russia. Every body knows the fact without pentagon there is no terrorism in the world. some times world need these terrorism to destroy the zombie disease cult and bring peace on earth. it is sad many innocent women and children get involved.
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