'Scud charges aim to harm Syria'

Top Assad adviser says "ridiculous" claims affect US-Syria ties.

April 26, 2010 12:32
Scud Missile

Scud Missile311. (photo credit: Courtesy)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


DAMASCUS, Syria — Israeli allegations that Damascus is supplying Hizbullah with Scud missiles are aimed at undermining the country's improving relations with the US, a top Syrian official said Monday.

Buthaina Shaaban, a top adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad, stressed that the missiles were too big to be moved undetected in a tiny country like Lebanon, where Israeli reconnaissance planes fly overhead on daily basis.

RELATED: Waiving the rules on the Syrian-Lebanese border
The Region: No longer tough enough?
Security and Defense: On the brink?
Hizbullah admits receiving Syrian Scuds

In an article published in the daily Tishrin, she described the allegations as "ridiculous."

Syria has denied the charges, as has Sa'ad Hariri, Lebanon's Western-backed prime minister.

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said the Obama administration is still committed to improving ties with Syria, despite its "deeply troubling" moves to aid Lebanon's Hizbullah guerrilla group.

Related Content

Iraqi security forces ride in vehicles travelling to Mosul to fight against militants of ISIS
June 18, 2019
Iraq investigating alleged rocket fire that landed near US forces in Camp Taji


Cookie Settings