Assad welcomes larger Russian naval presence

March 27, 2015 10:17 PM

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Assad welcomes larger Russian naval presence

DAMASCUS: Syria would welcome an increased Russian military presence at its sea ports, President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Russian news channels published Friday.

“I can say with complete confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean and on Syrian coasts and ports,” including the port of Tartous, Assad told journalists. “For us, the larger this presence in our neighborhood, the better it is for stability in this ...

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