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  • Assad to Croatian Media: We Have No Other Option Except Victory

    April 7, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Croatian newspaper Vecernji List published Thursday, in which he reflects on six years of conflict, the negotiation process and the fight against terrorism. The following is the full text as published by government news agency SANA
  • Assad: I Did Not Force My Son to Learn Chinese

    March 13, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    Assad says U.S. forces in Syria are 'invaders' and he has yet to see 'anything concrete' emerge from President Donald Trump's vow to prioritize the fight against ISIS. Below is the full interview as published by SANA.
  • Assad: The Government Can Execute Anyone Legally

    February 20, 2017

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad denied Amnesty reports on mass killing in a Syrian prison and said President Donald Trump's ban on Syrians targeted terrorists, not the Syrian people. Below is the full interview he gave to French TF1 TV and EUROPE 1 Radio as appeared in SANA, the Syrian news agency
  • Syrian Army is Geo-localised: Syrian Expert

    February 14, 2017

    by The Syrian Observer

    An interview with Kheder Khaddour on why, despite its weak fighting capabilities, the Syrian army remains a key element of the regime’s survival strategy. Here is the second part of the interview.
  • Despite its Weakness, the Syrian Army Remains Central to the Regime’s Survival - Syrian Expert

    February 13, 2017

    by The Syrian Observer

    This is the first part of an interview with Kheder Khaddour on why, despite its weak fighting capabilities, the Syrian army remains a key element of the regime’s survival strategy. The second part of the interview will be published tomorrow.
  • Jamal Suleiman: Russians Want to Tame Armed Opposition, Not Legitimize Them

    February 13, 2017

    by All4Syria (opposition website)

    Opposition outlet AlSouria Net speaks with the Syrian actor and member of the Cairo platform about next week's negotiations in Geneva with the Assad regime, the role rebel groups will play, as well as Moscow's intentions surrounding the political process in Syria
  • Assad to Belgian Media: US and Russia Cooperation Will Be Positive for Whole World, Including Syria

    February 8, 2017

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    President Assad told Belgian media that statements made by Trump are promising regarding the priority of fighting terrorists, and mainly ISIS. Below is the full text as appeared on SANA:
  • Interview: Assad Speaks With Japanese TV on What to Expect from Astana and Trump

    January 23, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    Government news agency SANA publishes transcript of Syrian president's interview with Japanese journalist regarding the state of the current ceasefire, this week's peace talks in Kazakhstan, and what is likely to come from a Trump presidency
  • Syrian Government is Ready to Negotiate: Assad

    January 10, 2017

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    President Assad has said that his mission, according to the constitution and according to the laws, that we have to liberate every inch of the Syrian land. Following is the full context of the statement, as published by SANA
  • Assad: US Supports Terrorists By Calling Them Moderate Opposition

    December 15, 2016

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US of sponsoring terrorist groups in Syria by labeling them ‘moderate opposition’. In an interview with the Russian TV channels, Russia 24 and NTV, the Syrian president said the United States tried to promote the idea of so-called moderate opposition in Syria. Following is the full text of the interview:
  • De Mistura to Al-Hayat: Daesh Defeat Requires Political Solution, Participation of Sunni Majority

    November 28, 2016

    by Ibrahim Hamidi for Al-Hayat

    De Mistura denied his intention to resign from his post, expecting Obama and Putin will continue their efforts to reduce the level of violence and to increase humanitarian aid till President-elect Donald Trump takes office early next year
  • Assad: Can Trump Deliver What He Promised?

    November 17, 2016

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Tuesday Damascus would have to "wait and see" if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would change Washington's policy on Syria but that he was ready to cooperate with him in fighting militants. Following is the full text, as published in SANA
  • Assad: US and its Western Allies Are to Blame for Failure of Latest Ceasefire

    November 4, 2016

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    Bashar al-Assad told Serbian newspaper Politika the US’ "secret collaboration with terrorists is the reason why all attempts at a ceasefire and political transition in Syria have so far failed." Following is the full text of the interview as published by SANA, the official news agency.
  • Assad to Swiss SRF 1 TV Channel: Fighting Terrorists is the Way to Protect Civilians in Aleppo

    October 21, 2016

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    Following is the full text of the interview, as appeared on SANA, the official news agency
  • Assad Says WWIII is In the Air

    October 17, 2016

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed in an interview to Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that the smell of WWIII is in the air. Following is the full text, as published by SANA, the official news agency.
  • Assad to Denmark’s TV 2: Moderate Opposition is a Myth and We Won’t Allow Terrorists to Take Control of Any Part of Syria

    October 7, 2016

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    President Bashar al-Assad told Danish TV that the United States doesn’t have the will to reach any agreement about Syria. Following is the full text of the interview, as appeared in SANA
  • President Assad’s Interview With AP

    September 23, 2016

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Associated Press published Thursday. Following is the full text as appeared on SANA, the Syrian official news agency:
  • Assad to SBS Australia: Western Nations Attack Syrian Government Openly and Deal With it Secretly

    July 4, 2016

    by SANA (Syrian official news agency)

    "American administrations are famous for creating problems, but they never solve any," Assad told the Australian SBS TV channel. The following is the full text of the interview, as published by SANA.
  • Zoubi: Political, Military Climate Not Fit For Negotiations

    June 1, 2016

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Head of the opposition's High Negotiations Committee delegation in Geneva speaks to Zaman al-Wasl about why he will not support an upcoming round of talks with Damascus
  • New Opposition PM says Govt. Priorities Are Education, Health

    May 26, 2016

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Zaman al-Wasl interviews newly elected prime minister of the opposition Syrian Interim Government Jawad Abu Hatab, who will succeed Ahmad Tomeh following his resignation

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