President Al-Assad: Priority should be given to halting Turkish aggression on Syria, withdrawal of all illegal forces

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that work during the present and coming era should focus on stopping the Turkish aggression on the Syrian territories and on the withdrawal of all illegal forces from the country, including the Turkish and American troops, which, according to all international laws and conventions, are occupying troops which the Syrian people have the right to resist by all possible means.   

The President made the remarks on Friday during his meeting with Russian President’s  special envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and the accompanying delegation.

Talks during the meeting dealt with developments in Syria, mainly in al-Jazira region in the light of the Turkish aggression, as well as preparations for holding the first meeting of the Constitutional committee.

President Al-Assad: Syria Will Retaliate against the Turkish Invasion by All Legitimate Means

DAMASCUS , (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday received a message from the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi conveyed to him by Iraq's National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayyad.

The message focused on issues relating to fighting terrorism and the security of borders particularly in the light of the latest developments in the region. It also dealt with boosting economic cooperation, opening the border crossings between Syria and Iraq and enhancing  bilateral relations and high-level coordination.

The meeting between President Al-Assad and the Iraqi official concentrated on regional and international developments.

President Al-Assad stressed that "the foreign aspirations in our region never stopped and the Turkish aggression being launched by Erdogan's regime on our country comes within the framework of these aspirations regardless of the false slogans it carries."

President Al-Assad: The Success of the constitutional committee is associated with the non interference of foreign parties in its work

DAMASCUS, (ST)-President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that the Syrian-Russian-Iranian coordination has resulted in the creation of the committee for discussing the Syrian constitution despite all the obstacles placed by some parties that support terrorism.

"The success of the constitutional committee in reaching useful results is associated with the non interference of foreign parties in its work," President Al-Assad said during his meeting on Tuesday with Ali Asghar Khaji, the Senior Aide of the Iranian Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, and the accompanying delegation.

President al-Assad to Italian delegation: Most EU states' stances towards events in Syria have nothing to do with reality

President Bashar al-Assad has underscored that most of the European states have adopted a policy that serves the U.S. interests and not their own interests. 
His Excellency's remarks were made during today's meeting with an Italian delegation led by the Member of Senate Paolo Romani. 
The president stressed that since the very beginning the stances of most of the EU states towards Syria had nothing to do with the reality of the events.

President Al-Assad Issues General Amnesty

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday issued the Legislative Decree No. 20 for 2019 granting general amnesty for crimes committed before September 14th, 2019.

The decree minimizes major penalties like execution to life-time hard labor imprisonment while life sentences are lessened to 20 years in prison.

The decree also covers military service penalties.

Deserters from the army must surrender themselves to benefit from the amnesty.