BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A former general from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told Sputnik Arabic on Saturday morning that all of Israel is within range of Syria’s guided missiles.
“Syria’s missiles enjoy high capabilities and have been stockpiled in large numbers as a deterrence against a massive war in the Middle-East region,” General Reza Shariqi told Sputnik Arabic.
In a jab at Israel’s air defenses, Sharqi told Sputnik Arabic that Syria’s missiles could overwhelm their Iron Dome system.
“Our strategic missiles can reach any target in the occupied territories,” he continued.
General Shariqi said that Syria has stockpiled its missiles in secret places to remain safe against the Israeli attacks.
The Syrian general’s comments come just days after Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Al-Ja’afari issued a statement that threatened a tit-for-tat attack on the Tel Aviv Airport.
Al-Ja’afari said, “isn’t time now for the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab Republic territories?”
“Or is it required to draw the attention of the war-makers in this Council by exercising our legitimate right to defend ourselves and respond to the Israeli aggression on Damascus International Civil Airport in the same way on Tel Aviv Airport?” he added.