Presidential Decree Naming Three New Ministers

DAMASCUS- President Bashar al-Assad issued on Wednesday a decree on amending the Cabinet.

The decree names Hisham Mohammad Mamdouh al-Sha’ar as Justice Minister, Samer Abdelrahman al-Khalil as Economy and Foreign Trade Minister and Salam Mohammad al-Saffaf as Administrative Development Minister, according to SANA.

Attempt to Hit Arab Identity and Culture Is the Most Dangerous Aspect of Terrorist War on Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- One of the most dangerous aspects of the terrorist war imposed on Syria and the region is the attempt to target the Arab identity and culture and to distort the idea of belongingness to Arabism and the Arab homeland through disseminating extremist thinking, President Bashar Al-Assad told a delegation representing the Popular Front for the Tunisian National Parties during a meeting on Wednesday.

President Al-Assad: European Officials Should Pressure Their Governments to Stop Supporting Terrorism

DAMASCUS, (ST)-President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that what is going on in Syria is a conflict between countries that seek maintaining the International Law, namely Russia and China, on the one hand, and other countries that violate this International Law through supporting terrorist organizations in Syria and interfering in the internal affairs of the country on the other.

The president made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with a joint Russian-European parliamentary delegation led by Vladimir Vasilyev, Deputy Speaker of the Russian State Duma.

European Countries' Wrong Policies on Syria Led to Spread of Terrorism, Refugee Crisis

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The wrong policies adopted by European countries on Syria and the entire region, represented by supporting terrorism and extremism and imposing economic sanctions on peoples, have led to the spread of terrorism and to a huge wave of refugees to Europe, President Bashar Al-Assad told a European parliamentary delegation led by Javier Couso, Deputy Chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee during a meeting on Sunday.

Correct Spread of True Religion against Extremism Underlined

 DAMASCUS, (ST)_ any measure related to the future of Syria is to be only decided upon by the Syrian People, reiterated H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

Receiving here Wednesday the Youth Religious Team, comprising preachers from all Syria's governorates in presence of Minister of Religious Affairs, President Assad asserted that the most important task of the Team is to reformulate and correct clichés and wrong concepts as to correctly spread true religion in the face of extremism.

The war we are waging is that of reason, which, in turn, necessitates dialogue means possession by the Team members and the logic of analysis and deduction reasoning as to consecrate a balanced speech away from superficiality in tackling religious causes.

President Assad called for reasoning and awareness as to comprehend the philosophy of life and comprehend the true meaning of the Holy Quran.

On another topic regarding the City of Aleppo, President Assad added that the steadfastness of Aleppo citizens was decisive for the victory against terrorism given the big sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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