Assad threatens Europe
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a veiled threat to export terrorism to Europe
if the Europeans provide arms to the Syrian rebels.
"If the Europeans deliver weapons, the backyard of Europe will become
terrorist and Europe will pay the price for it," he said in an advance
extract of an interview due to be published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Tuesday.
He also warned that delivering arms would result in the export of "terrorism" to Europe.
In his first comments since the United States announced on Thursday
that they would be supplying military aid to rebels fighting for his
overthrow, Assad said: "Terrorists will gain experience in combat and
return with extremist ideologies."
Assad's comments came as Western leaders met at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on Monday.
Given that the Europeans are afraid to designate Hezbullah a terrorist organization, they're probably quaking in their boots (literally - no sarcasm intended) over Assad.
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