Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad pledged that the army will retake the whole country from terrorists
However, in an interview with AFP released on Friday, February 12, Assad said the process could “take a long time,” stressing that the eventual goal of the government is to liberate the whole country from the control of the terrorists. Continue reading
Posted below is the full text of an interview given by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with TV channel Rossiya 24, published by the Syrian Arab News Agency, September 13, 2013. Given the continued warmongering by the Obama and Harper regimes, despite the Russia-U.S. agreement regarding the Syria crisis, the interview brings to the fore pertinent information left omitted by the media, the historical context, and the legitimate viewpoint of the Syrian government. The fact that Israel possesses the largest arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, has used them in Gaza and Lebanon without opposition by the U.S., and has refused to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention merits attention and our vigilance.
Russia 24: Why did Syria agree to the Russian initiative which proposes handing over its chemical weapons to the international community? Why so rapidly?
President al-Assad: Over 10 years ago, Syria presented the UN with a proposal for a WMD-Free Middle East; this was because the region is turbulent and has been immersed in wars for decades. Thus removing unconventional weapons would be rational in order to enhance stability. At that particular time the U.S hindered the proposal. Continue reading
Posted below is a commentary on the Russian-U.S. agreement regarding the Syria crisis, Obama and Kerry’s self-serving disinformation and their continued threats to use military force. This weblog is circulating it as part of a series of information updates to assist our readers as well as the anti-war forces to maintain their orientation against the massive disinformation coming from the NATO bloc and the self-serving reporting from the media. Oppose threats to use force to sort out problems! Hands off Syria!
TML Daily (September 16) – ON SEPTEMBER 14, after three days of intense negotiations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Russia and the United States had reached agreement on a plan to solve the Syria crisis. News agency accounts report that Lavrov said their decision was based upon “consensus and compromise.” Continue reading
“We have our red lines, like our sovereignty, our independence…”
– President Bashir al-Assad
Posted is the full text of an interview conducted by Charlie Rose of CBS News with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on September 9, published by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), September 10. This weblog is circulating it as part of a series of information updates to assist our readers as well as the anti-war forces to maintain their orientation against the massive disinformation coming from the NATO bloc and the self-serving reporting from the media. Given the blatant lies peddled as “facts” by the Obama and Harper regimes and the demonization of Syria by the self-serving reporting in the media, the interview brings to the fore the legitimate viewpoint of the Syrian government.
Charlie Rose: Mr. President thank you very much for this opportunity to talk to you at a very important moment because the President of the United States will address the nation this week and, as you know an important conversation is taking place in Washington and important things are happening here in your country. Do you expect an airstrike?
President al-Assad: As long as the United States doesn’t obey the international law and trample over the Charter of the United Nations we have to worry that any administration — not only this one — would do anything. According to the lies that we’ve been hearing for the last two weeks from high-ranking officials in the US administration we have to expect the worst.
Charlie Rose: Are you prepared?
President al-Assad: We’ve been living in difficult circumstances for the last two years and a half, and we prepare ourselves for every possibility. But that doesn’t mean if you’re prepared things will be better; it’s going to get worse with any foolish strike or stupid war. Continue reading