Russia Issues Warning to U.S. Against Adventurism in Syria
Oct. 6, 2016 (EIRNS)—Issuing a stern warning to the Obama administration on its increasing anti-Russia belligerence exhibited openly in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a briefing today that
"any missile or air strikes on the territory under control of the Syrian government will pose an obvious threat to the Russian military,"
"Most officers of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties currently work on the ground, delivering humanitarian aid and conducting negotiations with heads of settlements and armed groups in most Syrian provinces. That is why any missile or air strikes on the territory under control of the Syrian government, will create an obvious threat for Russian military. And finally, I draw attention of hotheads that after a strike on Syrian troops in Deir ez-Sor by planes of the coalition on September 17, we have taken all necessary measures to rule out any such mistakes against Russian military and military facilities in Syria,"
Konashenkov said, Tass noted.
Another news item, by Reuters, citing a statement of the Russian Defense Ministry, conveyed the same message to Washington. It said,
"The United States should carefully consider the consequences of strikes on Syrian army positions, because such strikes would obviously threaten Russian servicemen."
"Commenting on Russia’s S-300 air defense complexes recently deployed to Syria, the Ministry said in a statement that their crews would hardly have time to detect the exact flight paths of missiles or from what direction they were launched,"
Reuters wrote, citing Russian Defense Ministry.