Syrian President Assad denies that Russian Federation is making decisions for him

  • Syrian President Assad denies that Russian Federation is making decisions for him

Syrian President Assad denies that Russian Federation is making decisions for him

The Syrian and Russian governments have charged the U.S. and UK-funded White Helmet group with staging a false-flag chemical attack in the city to prompt Western military intervention.

"We've had good relations with Russian Federation for more than six decades now, almost seven decades". "They (the Russians) never, during our relation, try to dictate, even if there are differences", he said, according to SANA's transcript of the interview.

Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah has also fought alongside the military of President Bashar Al-Assad ever since an uprising against his family's decades-long rule slid into a civil war that has raged for some seven years. "I will tell you that if the whole world comes together to force us to leave Syria, they will not be able to evict us", Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address, adding that only the Syrian leadership could ask them to leave.

When pressed on whether Russian Federation knew in advance of airstrikes carried out by Israel, Assad responded, "That's not true, that's not true, definitely". "How could they help the Syrian army advancing and at the same time work with our enemies in order to destroy our army?"

"Russia never coordinated with anyone against Syria, either politically or militarily", Assad said.

Reports of European consensus regarding Iran's presence in Syria came a week after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu in Moscow to discuss the matter, followed quickly by a phone call between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal released on Friday, Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militants near Israel's northern border are disguising themselves as Syrian forces in order to avoid detection by the Israeli Air Force.

Israeli energy minister and cabinet member Yuval Steinitz recently appeared to threaten that his nation could kill Assad if necessary to stop Iran.

Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Sunday that the West is fuelling the devastating war in his country, now in its eighth year, with the aim of toppling him.

Assad lambasted the American and British interventions, saying they were "breaching the sovereignty of Syria".

Netanyahu did not mention in the cabinet meeting that each of the leaders also made clear publicly that they continue to support the Iranian nuclear agreement which Israel adamantly opposes, and which the United States withdrew from last month.