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SYRIA TO CONFRONT ISRAELI ATTACKS IGNORING TEL AVIV’S ATTEMPTS TO JUSTIFY THEM – SYRIAN ENVOY TO RUSSIA

Illustrative image Syria will confront any Israeli attacks on Syria despite Tel Aviv’s attempts to justify its actions, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad saidi on May 20. “Syria has its own sovereignty. Any outside aggression against the Syrian territory is an aggression,” Haddad told reporters. “Our forces, including the air defense, protect the Syrian sky and land. We will repel any aggression against Syria, regardless where it will take place.” The remarks were made in a link to the May 10 incident during which Israel carried out a massive strike on Syria. Then, both Syria and Russia said the Syrian military had intercepted more than half of the Israeli missiles. However, the Israeli military was able to deliver a notable damage to Syrian and Iranian forces across the country. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman even claimed that almost entire Iranian infrastructure in Syria had been destroyed. However, according to experts, this is an exaggeration.

PUTIN: SKRIPALS WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED ‘MILITARY GRADE’ NERVE AGENT

Written by Frank Sellers; Originally appeared at The Duran Upon learning of Sergei Skripal’s discharge from the hospital, Putin was happy to hear of his recovery. Although, he reiterated that he was doubtful that their malady was caused by poisoning of a military grade nerve agent. About a month ago, Yulia Skripal had recovered and was released from hospital care, meaning that both of the victims are presently doing well. RT reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was happy to hear that former double agent Sergei Skripal had been discharged from hospital, stressing that if a weapons-grade poison had been used, Skripal would have died on the spot. Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Putin said he had heard Skripal had been released from hospital. “God give him health, we are very happy,” the Russian president said. He added, however, that he doubts a weapons-grade toxin was used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in…