Syrian President Bashar Assad has accused Israel of attacking his country and denied the presence of any Iranian forces on his territory.
“Israel is attacking us, but we are only becoming stronger and improving our defenses even more,” he said in an interview with Russia Today.
“Russia deterred the United States from carrying out a wide scale attack in Syria last week. The US and its puppets in Europe promote the terror in our region,” he added. “The American must leave the area and, indeed, they will leave. We are not populating our territory with Iranian forces."