Syrian president blames "armed gangs" for the deadly clashes
Syria's president on Monday said "saboteurs" are trying to exploit legitimate demands for reform in the country. President Bashar Assad stated the saboteurs are "a small faction" but they are causing a lot of damage and have infiltrated peaceful protests.
He stressed that there is a falsification of the facts with regard to media coverage, as noted earlier. The Syrian leader also mentioned that sophisticated phones began to appear in Syria and they are used in the plot against the country's security.
He continued: "If we have a generation of children who get used to a chaos and a lack of respect for institutions, we will pay for it later."
The Syrian president noted met everyone in the Syrian society and had comprehensive meetings, despite the difficult circumstances.
"I felt an overwhelming desire to root out corruption," he stated. "Corruption is the result of moral decline and must be eradicated. I found myself in the heart of a national dialogue with all shades of people."