Syrian war, ISIS & Western propaganda: Assad interview in 10 quotes


In a rare interview with Russian media, including RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad opened up about terrorism, the refugee crisis, and Western propaganda. He went back in history, saying that the US invasion of Iraq had set the stage for Syria’s unrest.

from RT: 

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RT has picked some of President Assad’s worthwhile quotes.

On the cause of the Syrian civil war

“It was the Iraq war in 2003, when the United States invaded Iraq. We were strongly opposed to that invasion, because we knew that things were moving in the direction of dividing societies and creating unrest. And we are Iraq’s neighbors.”

On ISIS and terrorism

“There are forces fighting terrorism now alongside the Syrian state, which had previously fought against the Syrian state. We have made progress in this regard, but I…

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