The government is doing its job in fighting and defending its country: President Assad


Interview given by H.E. President Bashar al-Assad to BBC News, February 10th, 2015. Following is the full text: 

Welcome to a BBC News Special. I am Jeremy Bowen. I am in Damascus, in the Presidential Palace, the complex which overlooks Damascus city; and here we have been interviewing the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad.

Question 1: Mr. President, you’ve lost control of large areas of Syria. The jihadist group that calls itself Islamic State has emerged. There are perhaps 200,000 Syrians dead, millions have lost their homes. The UN envoy Staffan de Mistura has called this the most serious humanitarian crisis in the world since the Second World War. Has Syria become a failed state?

President Assad: Syrian people have rejected the terrorists


Interview given by H.E. President Bashar al-Assad to Foreign Affairs Magazine, January 26th, 2015.

 Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad said that wherever the Syrian Army has wanted to go, it has succeeded, but the Syrian army cannot have a presence on every kilometre of Syrian territory, adding “That’s impossible.”

President Al-Assad: we have to defend the innocents against terrorists


DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria is against the killing of innocents everywhere in the world, reiterated H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

In an exclusive interview with the Czech Literarni Noviny, President Al-Assad pointed out that Syria has ever been telling Western diplomats that the West should not support terrorism nor provide political umbrella for it, because this would be but reflected on their countries and people.

''When it comes to killing civilians and apart from political stance, agreement and disagreement, the Syrians stand against the killing of innocents in any place of the world; and this is a matter of principle for us,'' said President Al-Assad in reply to a question regarding the recent events in France.

President Bashar Al-Assad: I am doing my best to save the country


Exclusive excerpts of Paris Match interview of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, granted in Damascus on November 28th. 

Are the coalition strikes helping you?

Bashar al-Assad:  You can’t end terrorism with aerial strikes.  Troops on the ground that know the land and can react are essential.  That is why there haven’t been any tangible results in the two months of strikes led by the coalition.  It isn’t true that the strikes are helpful.  They would of course have helped had they been serious and efficient.  We are running the ground battles against Daech, and we have noticed no change, especially with Turkey providing direct support to these regions.


His Excellency, President Bashar Al-Assad underscored that the Syrians are certain of the Syrian victory against the foreign conspiracy and terrorists.

According to remarks published by Lebanese daily al-Akhbar , published by al-Manar website, H.E. pointed out that it was illogical to set a date for the war on Syria to be ended because of the continuous support of terrorism by international and regional countries.