Syria

Assad Says Europe Will 'Pay the Price' if European Governments Send His Opposition Arms

Warns of "Europe's backyard" becoming controlled by terrorists

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BERLIN: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad warned Monday that European powers would "pay the price" if they sent weapons to rebel forces seeking to topple him.

"If the Europeans deliver weapons, then Europe's backyard will become terrorist, and Europe will pay the price for it," he was quoted as saying by German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.