February 6, 2016 / 12:05 PM / in 2 years

Syria warns Saudis against incursion, says will be resisted

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a news conference at the Syrian Foreign Ministry in Damascus, in this still image taken from video shot on February 6, 2016.SYRIAN TV via Reuters TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops.

"Any ground intervention on Syrian land without the agreement of the Syrian government is an act of aggression ... we regret that those (who invade) will return to their countries in coffins," al-Moualem told journalists.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington and Tom Perry

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