President al-Assad: “The Belt and Road Initiative” constituted worldwide transformation in international relations…There will be no prospect for US presence in Syria

DAMASCUS- President Bashar al-Assad has stressed that “the Belt and Road Initiative” launched by China constituted a worldwide transformation in the nature of international relations in the world, as it relies on partnership and common interests instead of attempts of domination adopted by the West.

In an interview given to Phoenix Television, President al-Assad pointed out that China, as a superpower, is trying to enhance its influence in the world by relying on friends and common interests that lead to the improvement of the social, economic and security conditions of all countries in this initiative

He said that reconstruction in Syria has already started, but we need more investments from within and outside the country in order to scale it up.

President al-Assad added that now, America is the one stealing the Syrian oil and selling it to Turkey which is an accomplice, with all terrorist groups, in stealing and selling oil. “The Turkish regime plays a direct part in selling the oil, previously with Jabhat al-Nusra, later with ISIS and today with the Americans.”

He emphasized that there will be no prospect for an American presence, saying that if they remained, there will be a popular resistance and they will pay the price.  Ultimately, the Americans will leave.

Following is the full text of the interview:

The interview that Italian Rai News 24 refrained from broadcasting…President al-Assad: Europe was the main player in creating chaos in Syria

DAMASCUS- President Bashar al-Assad said that Syria is going to come out of the war stronger and the future of Syria is promising and the situation is much better, noting the achievements of the Syrian Arab army in the war against terrorism.

The President, in an interview given to Italian Rai News 24 TV on November 26, 2019 and was expected to be broadcast on December 2nd and the Italian TV refrained from broadcasting it for non-understandable reasons, added that Europe was the main player in creating chaos in Syria and the problem of refugees in it was because of its direct support to terrorism along with the US, Turkey and many other countries.

President al-Assad stressed that since the beginning of the narrative regarding the chemical weapons, Syria has affirmed it didn’t use them.

The President affirmed that what the OPCW organization did was to fake and falsify the report about using chemical weapons, just because the Americans wanted them to do so.  So, fortunately, this report proved that everything we said during the last few years, since 2013, is correct.

President al-Assad discusses recent developments with Russian delegation

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar al-Assad received today the Russian president's Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentiev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin.

The talks dealt with the situation in Syria in general and in Idleb in particular besides the terrorist groups' repeated attacks on residential areas, which are located near Idleb, according to the Syrian presidency.

President al-Assad's interview with French Paris Match Magazine

DAMASCUS- President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the war against terrorism in Syria hasn’t finished yet in spite of the significant advance in it, and that terrorism still exist in northern areas, and the support provided to terrorists is still continued by Turkey, the U.S., Britain and France.

In an interview given to French Paris Match Magazine, President al-Assad said that the presence of French troops on the Syrian territory without the acceptance of the Syrian Government is considered an occupation, and a form of terrorism and what is required from the French Government is to return to the international law and to stop everything that could increase the bloodshed, killing and suffering in Syria.

President al-Assad issues Legislative Decree to add 20,000 Syrian Pounds to monthly salaries of civilian and military workers

President Bashar al-Assad today issued Legislative Decree No. 23 of 2019 which encompasses the addition of an amount of 20,000 Syrian pounds to the salaries and monthly wages for both civilian and military workers. The amount of money will be added after the addition of living compensation granted to the groups benefiting from the provisions of Legislative Decree No. 7 of 2017 and the provisions of Legislative Decree No. 13 of 2019 2016.