Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in an interview with British newspaper the Sunday Times stated that the actions of Britain and France in Syria are doomed to failure, as these States from the beginning of the Syrian conflict supported the terrorists.
The actions of these States, he contrasted the actions of Russia, which before the war on terror, has requested sanctions Syria, as a sovereign state. Assad also recalled the statement of the former Prime Minister of great Britain Tony Blair, according to which the invasion of Iraq in 2003 has become one of the causes of IG.
The President said that he sees no difference between the «Islamic state» and «al-Qaeda», as both these groups share the Wahhabi ideology, and the struggle between them — rather the internecine struggle for power, what is the fundamental conflict. He also ridiculed the claim that Syria has 70.000 moderate militias.
The head of state expressed doubt that the attacks of the air force, followed by ground operations that will help defeat the jihadists in Syria. He said that the annual experience of the Western coalition suggests otherwise.