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May 31, 2013 12:02 am

Assad Says he is Pressured to Open ‘Golan Front’

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad makes a rare public appearance May 1, 2013. Photo: Facebook.

Ynet – Syrian President Bashar Assad gave an interview to the Hezbollah affiliated television network Al Manar Thursday and commented on the state of the civil war currently plaguing his country, the transfer of S-300 missiles from Russia and Hezbollah’s involvement in the conflict.

Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar had already published excerpts from the interview, including Assad’s claim that the first shipment of S-300 missiles had arrived from Russia and that the Russians remain adamant in their commitment to complete the arms deal.

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