Failed US Attack: Assad Impressed With 1970’s Soviet Weapons

Bashar Assad noted the superiority of Russian weapons over the Western, said member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Sergei Zheleznyak.

“Assad spoke very positively about Russian weapons,” the deputy said after talking with a group of Russian parliamentarians with the Syrian president.

At the same time, Zheleznyak said that they did not discuss the supply of Russian air defense systems with the Syrian leader.

Earlier, the Defense Ministry said that Russia could return to consideration of the issue of deliveries of the S-300 SAM to Damascus.

Meanwhile, Assad criticized American armament.

“Yesterday we saw American aggression, and we repulsed it with rockets of  1970’s release … Since the 1990’s, American films have shown that Russian weapons are backward, and today we see who really lags behind,” the Syrian leader said.  

His words were passed by another member of the delegation – the chairman of the patriotic platform of “United Russia” Dmitry Sablin. On Wednesday, an official delegation of Russian parliamentarians arrived in Syria on an official visit. During the attack on Damascus, none of them suffered.

On Saturday night, the United States, Britain and France fired more than 100 missiles at civilian and military sites in Syria, injuring three people. Most of them Syrian air defense managed to bring down.

At the same time, there is no evidence of Damascus using prohibited substances. The attack occurred prior to the OPCW investigation. Experts of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties (CPAP) last week visited the site of the alleged incident and found no traces of toxins.

In Moscow, the actions of Western countries were called “an impudent violation of international law”.

translated by J. Flores from Rusvesna