Bashar al-Assad
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Syrian president would respond to future Israel attacks

31 May 2013 Last updated at 00:04 BST

The Syrian president has said that his country would respond to any future attacks on its territory by Israel.

Speaking to Hezbollah-linked al-Manar TV, Bashar al-Assad said there was pressure to open a military front against Israel on the Golan Heights.

Israel has already carried out three air strikes on Syria to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.