Syrian president: War with Israel is a real possiblity

Syria sees war with Israel as a real possibility, and is preparing for such an event, said Syrian President Bashar Assad Wednesday to Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar. Nevertheless, Assad said that the likelihood of war with Israel breaking out is low given the current circumstances. Speaking to a group of Arab intellectuals, the Syrian president added that whilst war is not a preferable option, "if Israel declares war on Lebanon and Syria or if America declares war on Iran," his country will be prepared.