West is now weak, Assad claims

President Bashar al-Assad claimed Western powers are “becoming much weaker” in Syria, in a confident interview published in The Sunday Times. “In the past if I said anything, people would say the Syrian president is disconnected from reality. Now it’s different. The West is becoming much weaker,” told the British weekly. (AFP)

The Syrian president underlined that Russia is not interfering in Syria’s internal affairs, and that Moscow is not looking for political deals with the Damascus government. “They never try to interfere because they don’t want anything from us. They don’t ask us to be a puppet president,” Assad commented. (Press TV)