Syrian President Bashar al-Assad To Step Down?
In a recent interview with Iran's Khabar TV, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad proposed to step down if that would help the crisis in Syria.
While it seemed like the president was finally addressing the criticism of his government, he did not spare a moment to attack the Western world and their alleged schemes to seize Syria with the help of "terrorism". "If my leaving office is the solution, I will never hesitate to do so," he said.
Assad was clear on his administration's stand in the crisis, which was preventing Western countries from taking over. "Our priority is to prevent more countries falling under Western hegemony," he added. Assad also revealed that he was placing his bets on the Russian air campaign's success in taking down the militias in the country. Recently, at a UN summit, Russian President Vladmir Putin also asserted his alliance with Assad, while Obama ridiculed the premier.
Previously, in an interview with the Russian press, Assad had broken his silence about the Syrian refugee crisis, pointing the blame at Europe for "supporting terrorists."
RT reported from the Russian press interaction, and got the president's responses. Assad suggested that Europe was "not dealing with the cause."
"It is not about that Europe didn't accept them or embrace them as refugees, it's not about dealing with the cause. If you are worried about them, stop supporting terrorists. That's what we think regarding the crisis. This is the core of the whole issue of refugees."
The president conceded to the fact that all the Syrians were looking for was security and safety, and that political forces "should unite around what the Syrian people want."