In his latest interview with the Syrian TV channels in the Syrian capital Damascus which was aired on 31 October 2019, Syrian President Dr. Bashar Al-Assad addressed a wide range of pressing topics on all levels political, military, economy, and social.
Dr. Assad spoke about the Syrian state’s option in regards with the challenges it’s facing especially with NATO’s multiple aggression by its two member states the USA and Turkey, the continuation of fighting terror and the Idlib military operation, the role of Syria in the alleged killing of ISIS’s leader Baghdadi and Trump’s thanking Syria for cooperation, the level of cooperation with the Russian and Iranian friends, and the ongoing meetings of the constitutional committee in Geneva.
The following is the full interview with English captions, the translation was largely provided by SANA (English) with minor amendments, the full English transcript below the video – The interview video is split into 2 parts, the first part is about the general issues and the second part is more focused on the constitutional study committee and the economic situation in Syria, click here to jump directly to the 2nd part:
Video also available on BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/hEzboV4Qatsj/
Journalist: Hello and welcome to this special interview with the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, His Excellency Dr. Bashar al-Assad. Thank you for receiving us, Mr. President. Your last interview with Syrian media was several years ago and therefore we have a lot of questions. We will begin with political questions and then move into internal issues.
President Assad: You are welcome, and as always let us speak with full openness.
Journalist: Mr. President, thank you very much for receiving us. Since the political issues are pressing at the moment we will start with politics, Mr. President. The United States announced a few days ago that the leader of the terrorist organization ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed. And it thanked Russia, Syria, Iraq, the Turks and the Kurds for helping kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump thanked Syria, but we have not heard any comment from Damascus. What is your take on Trump thanking Syria? Did Syria really take part in this operation?