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Presidency Denies Accuracy of Comments Ascribed to Assad

"Any such news items get officially issued by the presidency office or posted on its social media accounts, otherwise it is categorically untrue”
Presidency Denies Accuracy of Comments Ascribed to Assad

Syria's presidency denied reports on statements made by President Bashar al-Assad during his recent meeting with members of the General Secretariat of the Arab and Islamic Gathering for Supporting the Resistance.

“We again reaffirm that any talk or statements or piece of news related to President Assad should not have the President’s guests or visitors as their reporting source,” the presidency announced on its Facebook account on Friday.

“Any such news items get officially issued by the presidency office or posted on its [social media] accounts, otherwise it is categorically untrue,” it added.

It called for media outlets to be more professional and credible and seek accuracy in quoting President Assad and avoid relying solely on what his visitors report.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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