Syria warns NATO of conspiring against Damascus

Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi

Syria has warned NATO against conspiring with Turkey against Damascus in their upcoming meeting on the shooting down by Syria of a Turkish jet fighter

Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said on Monday that the Turkish F-4 jet had “violated Syrian sovereignty” and that the country’s military response was an act of self-defense. He also said that the plane failed to indentify itself.

”The Turkish warplane violated Syrian airspace, and in turn Syrian air defenses fired back and the plane crashed inside Syrian territorial waters,” Makdissi told a news conference in Damascus, adding that Syria is committed to good neighborly relations with Turkey and that the side which has damaged bilateral relations between the two countries is not Damascus.”

His remarks came as NATO ambassadors are due to discuss Continue reading