Assad in ‘good mood’ after Western strikes, Russian delegation says
MOSCOW - Reuters
Russian lawmakers who met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the Syrian President was in “good mood” after the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes on Syria in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack a week ago.
Russian news agencies on April 15 quoted the lawmakers as saying Assad had praised the Soviet-era air defense systems used by Syria to help to repel the Western attacks.
The supply of Russian air defense systems was not discussed, agencies reported, but Assad accepted an invitation to visit the Siberian region of Khanty-Mansi in Russia. It was not clear when the visit would take place.