President al-Assad discusses recent developments with Russian delegation

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar al-Assad received today the Russian president's Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentiev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin.

The talks dealt with the situation in Syria in general and in Idleb in particular besides the terrorist groups' repeated attacks on residential areas, which are located near Idleb, according to the Syrian presidency.

President al-Assad's interview with French Paris Match Magazine

DAMASCUS- President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the war against terrorism in Syria hasn’t finished yet in spite of the significant advance in it, and that terrorism still exist in northern areas, and the support provided to terrorists is still continued by Turkey, the U.S., Britain and France.

In an interview given to French Paris Match Magazine, President al-Assad said that the presence of French troops on the Syrian territory without the acceptance of the Syrian Government is considered an occupation, and a form of terrorism and what is required from the French Government is to return to the international law and to stop everything that could increase the bloodshed, killing and suffering in Syria.

President al-Assad issues Legislative Decree to add 20,000 Syrian Pounds to monthly salaries of civilian and military workers

President Bashar al-Assad today issued Legislative Decree No. 23 of 2019 which encompasses the addition of an amount of 20,000 Syrian pounds to the salaries and monthly wages for both civilian and military workers. The amount of money will be added after the addition of living compensation granted to the groups benefiting from the provisions of Legislative Decree No. 7 of 2017 and the provisions of Legislative Decree No. 13 of 2019 2016.

 

A Self-dependent Citizen President

I have been doing this since my first day in office, I haven’t changed my nature.  I would like to stress an important point, which is that my security detail hasn’t changed before or during the war.  It has remained the same, stated H.E. President Bashar  Al-Assad in his recent interview with Russia 24 and Rossiya Sevodnya.

We haven’t introduced any additional measures, neither in relation to driving a car nor with regards to the security motorcade.  They remain the same….I drive my car because I don’t like the trappings of the position; this is my nature.  I’m self-dependent, I have always driven my car and that hasn’t change, underscored President Assad.

President al-Assad: The American presence in Syria will generate military resistance which will exact losses among the Americans and force them to leave

DAMASCUS-  President Bashar al-Assad has stressed that nobody believes that Turkey will repatriate 3 million Syrian refugees to the northeast of the country and this is a deceptive humanitarian slogan raised by Turkish regime to create an ethnic conflict in this area and to bring the terrorists and their families into this region in order to create a new extremist community in line with the vision sought by President of the Turkish regime, Erdogan.

In an interview given to RUSSIA 24 and ROSSIYA SEVODNYA, President al-Assad clarified that  most of the Kurds are patriots who support their state and the Syrian people, but there are groups, some of these groups are Kurds, some are Arabs, working under American command and there is currently a dialogue with them, since the return of the Syrian Army to north, to convince them that stability is achieved when all of us are committed to the Syrian constitution.

He said: “ After nine years of war, I think that most people understand the importance of embracing the state regardless of political differences.”

President al-Assad emphasized that every war will result in a lot of changes in society but it doesn’t mean dividing the country, moving towards separation; throwing out the constitution or weakening the state, confirming that the war should be an experience from which we come out with a stronger, not weaker homeland.

He pointed out that the American presence in Syria will generate a military resistance which will exact losses among the Americans, and consequently force them to leave.  “However, America cannot believe that it will live comfortably in any area it occupies.  We remind them of Iraq and Afghanistan, and Syria will not be an exception.”

President al-Assad indicated that the immediate and most effective solution is to unite as Syrians and as patriots and this would cause the Americans to leave the Syrian territory.