Assad: Syria expects Israeli attack at any time
In a comprehensive interview given to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Anbaa and published Saturday, President Bashar al-Assad talked about Syria's stances towards the regional and international developments.
With regard to the possibility of war with Israel for the restoration of occupied Golan, the president said: "Syria expects an Israeli aggression at any time, and Syria knows that Israel has a powerful army with the direct support of the United States. Syria will defend itself. Everybody saw how Hizbullah fighters fought to defend their country. One should be fierce in defending his country and Syria has begun to prepare itself within the available potentials, but the solution remains in the peace process which is not costly."
Regarding Iraq, the president said that what is happening there is a catastrophe and Syria told the Americans that they would win the war but would turn Iraq into a real mess and chaos and there would be bad repercussions on Iraq's neighboring states and even the more distant nations.
- Assad reiterates support to Hizbullah, Palestinian groups; says Syria to “defend itself” if attacked by Israel
- Assad: Direct peace talks with Israel possible with US help
- Assad sets conditions for Syrian participation in peace conference
- Assad says Syrian-Israeli peace track suspended by US, any top Iraqi official - will be sent back to his country
- Assad says talks with US can prevent Iraqi civil war