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Assad warns Europe will pay a price if it supplies arms to rebels


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Assad warns Europe will pay a price if it supplies arms to rebels

As Russia and the West clash over how to bring an end to the Syria conflict, President Bashar al Assad has issued a warning in an interview with a German newspaper.

Speaking for the first since Friday’s decision by the US to supply arms to Syrian rebels, Assad said Europe will pay the price if it follows Washington’s lead.

He went on to say such a move will backfire as it will spread terrorism leading to Europe’s own backyard becoming a haven for terrorists with extremist ideologies.

Syrian rebels are calling for the West to help arm them against the superior weaponry of Assad’s forces. After having lost the strategically important city of Qusair, they claim regime troops with the help of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militants are now planning to re-take Aleppo thus cutting off opposition supplies from nearby Turkey.

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