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August 29, 2013 9:17 am

Report: EU Officials Warn Assad Against Attacking Israel

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad waving to an admiring crowd. Photo: Screenshot from "Syrianpresidency" Instagram account.

Ynet – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been warned against attacking Israel in case of a strike on his country, senior officials in the European Union told Kuwait’s al-Rai newspaper.

According to the officials, Assad realizes that a potential Western assault would be a response to his army’s use of chemical weapons and not as a means to affect the current balance of power in Syria.

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