FULL VIDEOin ENGLISH (Arabic subtitles)
President al-Assad’s interview given to Associated Press
(VIDEO available also here)
(Damascus, 22 September 2016)
President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to ‘Associated Press’ ~ following is the FULL TRANSCRIPT:
Journalist: President Assad, thank you very much for this opportunity to be interviewed by the Associated Press.
- President Assad: You are most welcome in Syria.
Question 1: I will start by talking about the ceasefire in Syria. Russia, the US, and several countries say a ceasefire could be revived despite the recent violence and the recrimination. Do you agree, and are you prepared to try again?
- President Assad: We announced that we are ready to be committed to any halt of operations, or if you want to call it ceasefire, but it’s not about Syria or Russia; it’s about the United States and the terrorist groups that have been affiliated to ISIS and…
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