Assad Says France Supporting Terrorists in Syria

Assad Says France Supporting Terrorists in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad slammed France for alleged “terrorist” support in his country, saying Paris is not independent and has “no weight and no credibility” in the face of Washington.
France has turned into “a kind of satellite for American foreign policy in the region,” Assad told France 2 TV channel, stressing that western tactics led to “terrorists infiltrating Syria."
"They have begun to attack civilians and destroy properties. Our role is to defend our society," he added, RT reported.
In the interview, Assad also denied having conducted alleged chemical attacks in the northwestern Idlib Province last month – and accused the US of “creating the Islamic State” under their supervision.
"Is it democratic to send weapons to terrorists and to support them? So I have the right to support the terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo for example?" he added.
Assad also accused the US-led coalition of ineffectiveness. "If you compare the number of airstrikes carried out by the coalition composed of 60 states compared to those by our small state you will notice we sometimes strike 10 times more than the coalition in one day. Is that serious?” he said.
"It took them four months to free what their media calls the town of Kobane on the Turkish border. How can you say this coalition is effective? They are not serious and that is why they are not helping anyone in the region."
Currently, Syrian and French intelligence are in touch, but there is no exchange of information, he also said.
Last week, Assad gave another interview to the Swedish newspaper Expressen, stating that Europe “cannot be safe” while “the backyard of Europe, especially the Mediterranean and Northern Africa, is in chaos and full of terrorists."
"Everything that happened in Europe, and I mean terrorist attacks, we warned from the very beginning of the crisis," he said.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/P83zSi

You can also read ...

Palestinians Slam US Embassy Move as Provocation
The Palestinian leadership on Friday slammed a US decision to...
Twin Car Bombings Kill Nearly 40 in Somalia's Mogadishu
Twin car bombings and subsequent gunfire have left at least 38...
No End in Sight for Crisis With Qatar, Says Saudi Minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister pointed out on Friday that...
Signaling Rift, Djibouti Seizes  UAE-Run Port
The government of Djibouti has seized control of a container...
Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference  at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on February 23.
US President Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions...
The United Nations said earlier this month that more than 10,000 civilians had  been killed or wounded in the ongoing  war in Afghanistan in 2017.
Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on...
EU Opens Door for Balkan States, But Hurdles Remain
The European Union has offered some of the six Balkan states...
German Conservatives Call for Shift to Right as Merkel Decides Cabinet Posts
Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for...