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SYRIA News, May 30, 2013

Syria says Assad will remain president until 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's foreign minister laid out a hard line Wednesday, saying Bashar Assad will remain president at least until elections in 2014 and might seek another term, conditions that will make it difficult for the opposition to agree to U.N ...
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Syria's Bashar Assad vague on whether Russian S-300 missiles have been ...
Vancouver Sun
In that message, the Al-Manar station owned by the Lebanese militia Hezbollah quoted Assad as saying Syria had already received a first shipment of such missiles. The Associated Press called Al-Manar after receiving the text message, and an official at ...
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Syria's Assad says Russia will deliver on arms deals
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview broadcast on Thursday that Russia remained committed to military deals signed with Damascus before the outbreak of conflict in the country. Asked by Lebanon's Al-Manar television ...
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Assad says any Syrian peace accord needs referendum
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad said Syria would attend peace talks with the opposition in principle but any deal that was struck would have to be approved by referendum. Asked whether Syria had any preconditions for attendance at the ...
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Syria's Assad to seek third term "if the people want him"
Channel News Asia
Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing a two-year rebellion against his rule, will run for a third term in 2014 if the people want him to, his foreign minister said on Wednesday. PHOTOS. File photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...
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Syria's Bashar Assad says he agrees 'in principle' to send negotiators to ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
SeattlePIconnect · Sale Mail · New homes · Condos · Land/Property · Foreclosures · Rentals · Real Estate Blog · « Back to Article. Syria's Bashar Assad says he agrees 'in principle' to send negotiators to peace talks. Updated 11:30 am, Thursday, May 30 ...
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Assad hints that Russia has sent Syria S-300 air defense missiles
GlobalPost
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hinted that Russia sent a shipment of S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria Thursday, just days before the European Union's arms embargo on the country is set to lapse. Assad was interviewed by Hezbollah's Al-Manar ...
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France says more Hezbollah militia fighting for al-Assad in Syria
Deutsche Welle
French intelligence services on Wednesday said they believe about 3,000 to 4,000 fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah militia are fighting alongside President Assad's army in Syria's civil war, double the number previously reported. "As far as Hezbollah ...
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Assad admits delivery of first batch of Russian missiles
The Hindu
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said his country has taken delivery of the first batch of anti-aircraft missiles from Russia. “Syria has got the first batch of Russian S-300 missiles ... The rest of the shipment will arrive soon,” al-Assad was ...
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Pro-Assad troops reclaim airbase near Qusair
FRANCE 24
Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad seized an air base near the strategic town of Qusair on Wednesday and took more ground to the east of Damascus, state media said, dealing fresh setbacks to rebel fighters. Assad's troops have been ...
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Syrian president Assad boasts he has received Russian anti-aircraft missiles ...
Daily Mail
Syria has received the first shipment of Russian missiles that are part of a more sophisticated air defense system, President Bashar Assad bragged today. Bashar Assad's comment on the arrival of the long-range S-300 air defense missiles in Syria could ...
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Lebanese TV: Syria has received Russian missiles
Quad City Times
Israel has carried out several airstrikes in Syria in recent months that are believed to have destroyed weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group that is an Assad ally, along with Iran and Russia. It is not clear whether Israeli ...
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'Assad will remain Syrian president until 2014'
Zee News
'Assad will remain Syrian president until 2014' Beirut: Syria's foreign minister laid out a hard line, insisting that Bashar Assad will remain Syria's president at least until elections in 2014 and might run for another term, conditions that will make ...
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Exclusive: Assad says Syria has received Russian missiles
al-Akhbar English
"Syria has received the first batch of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles," Assad declared in the interview to be aired Thursday night on the Lebanese channel al-Manar, pointing out that, "the rest of the load will arrive soon." Assad said that the ...
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Assad says Syria received first Russian missile shipment
Ya Libnan
Syria has received the first shipment of an air defense system from Russia, President Bashar al-Assad was quoted as saying, sending a signal of military strength days before an EU arms embargo on the war-torn country lapses. “Syria has received the ...
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Surprise! Most Syrian rebels don't want democracy
American Thinker (blog)
The Islamist element of the Syrian conflict poses a quandary for Western powers and their Arab allies, which favor Assad's overthrow, but are alarmed at the growing power of militant Sunni Muslim fighters whose anti-Shi'ite ideology has fuelled ...
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Syrian President Assad says his forces will respond to any future Israeli ...
South China Morning Post
Syrian President Assad says his forces will respond to any future Israeli strike on Syria. Friday, 31 May, 2013 [Updated: 2:26AM]. In Pictures. The Big Squeeze: Hong Kong's cramped subdivided flats · Vertical Horizons: Hong Kong's skyline from the ...
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Amidror: Israel won't let S-300 become operational in Syria
Israel Hayom
Regional tensions peak • National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror: Israel will prevent anti-aircraft missile battery from becoming operational in Syria • Assad: We have already received first S-300 shipment and will retaliate against next Israeli ...
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Syria has received advanced missiles from Russia, Assad says
Los Angeles Times
If true, Assad's assertion would seem to edge Syria closer to a confrontation with neighboring Israel, which has said it would not allow the deployment of the sophisticated S-300 anti-aircraft system. The state-of-the art air-defense missiles would ...
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Assad May be Bluffing on Missiles, Says Expert
Arutz Sheva
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have been bluffing Thursday morning when he said that his country had already received some of the Russian S-300 missile systems it has purchased, a former top level Israeli government official told Arutz Sheva.
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The Middle East Channel: Assad tells Lebanese media Syria has received ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
President Bashar Al-Assad said the Syrian army holds "the balance of power" in the country's conflict, and that Syria has received the first shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia.Assad spoke with Hezbollah-linked Al Manar TV in an ...
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Assad's control over Syria extremely reduced: US
Hindu Business Line
Reiterating its commitment to bring political change in Syria through peaceful and diplomatic options, the Obama Administration has noted that the Assad regime in Syria remains in a vulnerable position and its control over the country is extremely reduced.
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Bad or worse in Syria
legal Insurrection (blog)
Russia, with a far clearer sense of what it wants in Syria, has another aim in Geneva: to consolidateAssad rule and put in motion a negotiating process that, at least temporarily, curbs the violence and divides the opposition. By helping Assad mount a ...
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Russian Missiles To Syria Endanger US Foreign Policy Goals – Analysis
Eurasia Review
Russia is planning to supply Syria game-changing weapons which will shift the balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean in favor of President Bashar al-Assad's regime and may make any future operations against the Assad forces considerably more ...
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Syrian opposition admits liberals to widen anti-Assad coalition
Reuters
Opposition leaders are looking to allay widespread fears that the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is being hijacked by hardline Islamists, who have been at the forefront of the armed insurgency. Thursday's agreement marked the first ...
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Assad: Syria will respond to any future Israeli strike
Haaretz
Syria. Reuters. A general view shows buildings that were damaged during clashes between with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad and Free Syrian Army fighters, near Sayeda Zainab area in Damascus May 27. Photo by Reuters. related articles ...
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The slow suicide of Syria's opposition
The Daily Star
We are near the stage where the Syrian opposition, thanks to an effective campaign by the Syrianregime and its allies, but also a pervasive lack of unity or direction, may lose much of the support it needs to defeat President Bashar Assad's regime.Nor ...
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Assad Says Syria Has Received Advanced Missiles From Russia
New York Times
BEIRUT, Lebanon — President Bashar al-Assad of Syria said in a television interview to be broadcast on Thursday that Russia has delivered S-300 air defense missiles to his country, weapons that Israel has said present a threat to its security and ...
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Assad: We received 1st shipment of Russian S-300 missiles
Ynetnews
Syrian President Bashar Assad told Al-Manar that his country has already received the first shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia. During the interview with Hezbollah's television network, which will be aired in full Thursday evening ...
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Assad says Syria received Russian missile shipment: Lebanese media
Reuters
More than 80,000 people have been killed in Syria since peaceful protests against four decades ofAssad family rule morphed into a civil war, pitting the president's forces and his ally, Hezbollah, against Syrian rebels and a flow of Sunni Islamist ...
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Syria conflict: 10 moments that drove the crisis forward
The Guardian
23 August 2011: Syrian dissidents in Turkey announce the formation of the Syrian National Council. The group is meant to unite a fragmented set of dissidents and opposition groups. It becomes the premier voice of Syrians against Assad, but over time it ...
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Assad says Syria received first S-300 shipment
Jerusalem Post
Syria received the first shipment of long-range S-300 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia, and would receive the rest "soon," Syrian President Bashar Assad told Lebanese network Al Manar, Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar reported. In an interview set to air ...
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Assad Says Missiles Received While Analysts Are Skeptical
Bloomberg
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signaled that an agreement with Russia to supply S-300 anti-aircraft missiles has been partially fulfilled, a claim that drew skepticism from military analysts. “All what we have agreed on with Russia will be fulfilled ...
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Analysis: Israel could swoop on S-300 missiles in Syria, but with risks
Reuters
That leaves Israel lobbying Moscow to slow down the shipment in hopes it would be overtaken and scrapped if Assad fell to a more than two-year-old rebellion, and in parallel preparing counter-measures to neutralize the S-300 on the ground in Syria.
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First S-300 air defense systems already in Syria – Assad — RT News
By RT
The first batch of S-300 air defense complexes has arrived in Syria, President Bashar Assad said in an interview to Lebanon Al-Manar.
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Assad Says Russian Missiles Have Arrived in Syria | KTOO
By Mark Memmott - NPR News
The latest news about the conflict in Syria includes word that: — Missiles. Syrian President BasharAssad has told Al-Manar TV, a channel owned by Lebanon's Hezbollah, that the first shipment of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles has ...
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Assad: Syria Has Received Its First S-300 Missile Shipment From ...
By Reuters
Follow us on Facebook and get updates from Military & Defense Contributors posted directly to yournews feed. Enter your email address and zip code to set up customized ... BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syriahas received the first shipment of an air defense system from Russia, President Bashar al-Assadwas quoted as saying, sending a signal of military strength days before an EU arms embargo on the war-torn country lapses. "Syria has received the first shipment of Russian anti-aircraft ...
Military & Defense Contributors
Headlines & Reads: Assad Says He Received Russian Missiles ...
By webmaster@jewishjournal.com
France says 3,000-4,000 Hezbollah are fighting in Syria. France said on Wednesday its intelligence services believed 3-4,000 guerillas from Lebanon's Hezbollah militia fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's army in Syria's civil war.
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Lebanese TV: Syria has received Russian missiles « Artesia News
By admin
Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV released Assad's comments on the Russian missiles in print, through its breaking news service Thursday morning. “Syria has received the first shipment of Russian anti-aircraft S-300 rockets,” the TV quoted Assad as ...
Artesia News
Syria : Assad Says MISSILES HAVE ARRIVED… Israel: 'Will Act ...
By InvestmentWatch
Syria : Assad Says MISSILES HAVE ARRIVED… Israel: 'Will Act Before They Become Operational'. May 30th, 2013. Assad: We received 1st shipment of S-300 missiles from Russia. Published: 05.30.13, 08:09 / Israel NewsSyrian President ...
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Exclusive: Assad says Syria has received Russian missiles | Al ...
By Yumna Ghandour
The first shipment of Russian S-300 missiles have arrived in Syria with the rest to arrive soon, Syrianpresident Bashar al-Assad said in a television interview Al-Akhbar has obtained exclusively.
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US demands Hezbollah withdrawal from Syria | Capital News
By AFP
Russia warned that a European Union decision to lift its arms embargo on the rebels fighting to oust its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, harmed the international efforts to end the conflict. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused ...
Capital News
Little Hope for Syria Peace Talks as Rebels Can't Even Agree to ...
By Jason Ditz
Syrian FM: Assad May Run for Reelection in 2014. by Jason Ditz, May 29, 2013. Print This | Share This. Next month's Geneva ... The shift may be a result of the Syrian military's recent recovery of territory from the rebels, emboldening the government and perhaps convincing them that a victory is possible. Of course, both rebels and government have maintained that victory was ... Jason Ditz isnews editor of Antiwar.com. Little Hope for Syria Peace Talks as Rebels Can't Even Agree to ...
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Assad Confirms: Syria has Received Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles ...
By MG
The interview with Mr. Assad was taped on Tuesday, according to the Beirut news director of Iran's English-language Press TV. That same day, Israel's defense minister declared categorically that the missile systems had not yet been delivered ...
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Syria has first batch of Russian S-300 missiles: Assad | The Hindu
The Syrian President seems to have closed the option of his foes of establishing a no-fly zone or mounting air strikes by declaring that the first batch of the ...
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