Assad: Syria's support for resistance still strong

Assad: Syria's support for resistance still strong
Fri May 31, 2013 12:20:20

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has stressed his country's steadfastness in supporting the popular resistance against foreign-backed plots.

In an interview with Lebanese al-Manar TV channel, Assad has highlighted the recent victories gained by his army against the foreign-backed terrorist groups across Syria, saying that such victories have already foiled the plot masterminded by some Western and Arab regimes against Syria sovereignty.

He said these foreign conspirators have been already disappointed over their defeat which was mainly emanated of their failure in carefully doing a study over Syria all-out situation.

“There is a Syrian side which frustrated the scheme, and there is a side related to the planners who frustrated themselves. They frustrated themselves first by their ignorance of the Syrian situation and not reading the Syrian situation accurately,” he said.

“A revolution needs objective factors, it cannot be introduced with money, so they (conspirators) failed in attaining these circumstances which pave the way for a real revolution,” Assad noted.

He said foreign powers were seeking to pose sectarian concepts and symbols in order to create a rift in the Syrian society, whereas they also succeeded in penetrate in some areas.

“But the outcome was that they failed in creating a real rift. If this actually took place, Syria would have been divided since the beginning.”

President Assad also warned Israel that it will respond in kind to any future air strikes.

"We have informed all the parties who have contacted us that we will respond to any Israeli aggression next time. There is clear popular pressure to open a new front of resistance in the Golan."

Referring to Israel’s recent military interferences, Assad said these attacks were mainly done to target the resistance movements in the region.

He said the Zionist regime was following up to goals. “First to strangle the resistance, and second to hit the Syrian air defenses. This affirms that Israel has these two goals, and does not care about anything else.”

Assad also said Syria would "in principle" attend a peace conference next month in Geneva backed by the US and Russia, if there were not unacceptable preconditions.