Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad says the " victory of Israel " is the only reason behind a potential strike against Syria.
Late on Friday, Miqdad said in an interview in the capital Damascus that the United States “works only under Israel ' s order and at its behest, " adding, " Israel is behind everything, " Xinhua reported.
"(US President Barack) Obama must not forget that America has become isolated, " said the deputy foreign minister.
Miqdad added that "the Russian stance is the ethical and responsible one." Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country would help the Syrian government in the event of a foreign military intervention in the Arab country. The call for military action against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21. Damascus has denied the accusation, saying the deadly attack was a false-flag operation carried out by the militants in a bid to draw in foreign military intervention. Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the number of Syrian refugees, who have fled the country’s 29-month-long conflict, reached two million. The UN refugee agency also said some 4.2 million people have also been displaced inside Syria since the beginning of the conflict in the Arab country.