During a meeting with his Russia counterpart, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered a direct threat at Israel, warning that his country will fire missiles on Ben Gurion Airport if Israel strikes Syria again.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad threatened on Sunday that the next Israeli air strike in Syria will be answered with missile fire toward Ben Gurion Airport, a Russian government news agency has reported.

Assad reportedly said this during a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, who then said he would pass the message on to Israel. “The Syrian pride stands above everything else,” Assad reportedly told Putin.

Three weeks ago, a series of Israeli air strikes north of Damascus were reported by Syrian media and later confirmed by the Syrian Army. The reports claimed that one of the Israeli strikes had been done from Lebanon’s airspace and two others from Israel’s territory. There was no Israeli confirmation of these reports.