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“America must listen. It must listen to the interests of others. But the US government has no interest in similarities, no matter how obvious.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“The U.S. and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“You cannot reform your society or institution without opening your mind.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“But the issue has to do with land, which is our land.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“I am president, I don’t own the country so they are not my forces.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“When Lebanon started its resistance it was a small and divided country.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“As far as we are concerned, we Syria have not changed.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“Armies are not only for offensives.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“Whether you call it terrorism or resistance, and whether you like Hamas or not, it is a political entity that no one can ignore.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“Personally, I do not support the concept of suicide bombings. This is not part of our [syrian] culture. But whether you condemn them or not, suicide bombings are a reality.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“If you want to kill the Syrian people, who’s going to support us as a government, as officials? No one.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“There’s a difference between a mistake or even a crime that’s been committed by an individual, and between a policy of crime that’s been implemented or adopted by a government.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“Many people, they flee not the war itself, but the consequences of the war, because they want to live, they want to have the basic needs for their livelihood, they don’t have it. They have to flee these circumstances, not necessarily the security situation itself. So, you have different reasons for the people or the refugees to leave Syria.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“You can’t say “the people of Aleppo” because the majority of the people of Aleppo are living in the area under the control of the government, so you cannot talk about the people of Aleppo.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“If you want to be transparent with your people, do not do anything cosmetic, whether to deceive your people or to get some applaud from the West.”

 

Bashar al-Assad

“The first thing you have to learn is how to conduct dialogue and how to make it productive.”

 

Bashar al-Assad