Syria says it would welcome Russian army base in Latakia

Residence buildings look by the Mediterranean coastline of the Latakia governorate, Syria, Wednesday. (File photo: AP)

The Syrian ambassador in Moscow said on Wednesday Damascus would welcome the deployment of a Russian military base in the city of Latakia (Lattakia) if Moscow decides to build one there, Interfax news agency reported.

“If Russia agrees, Syria would only welcome such a step, because it would be aimed against terrorism on our soil,” Interfax is quoting Riad Haddad as saying.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45