Syrian Foreign Minister Promises Israel Will Face "Immediate Retaliation" if it Strikes Syria Again

Insists Assad will remain president until 2014 elections and possibly beyond


Syria's foreign minister warned on Wednesday that Syria "will retaliate immediately" if Israel strikes Syrian soil again. Earlier this month, Israeli warplanes allegedly struck near the Syrian capital, Damascus, targeting purported Iranian missiles intended for Bashar Assad's ally Hezbollah, a Lebanese militia.