President Bashar al-Assad said that the UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda and Nusra Front in different areas of Syria, stressing that Syria considers the White Helmets to be a PR stunt by the UK.
In an interview given to Britain’s Mail on Sunday published on Sunday morning, President Assad asserted that the alleged chemical attack in Douma was staged by the UK, France, and the US.
“Definitely, without a doubt. Britain, France, and the US are following and adopting the same policy. That said, to be completely frank and stark, Britain and France are political satellites to the US. The UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda, al-Nusra, in different areas of Syria.”
He also said that there had been communications from different intelligence agencies in Europe, but it was stopped recently because they’re not serious.
“We did have communications from different intelligence agencies in Europe, but it was stopped recently because they’re not serious. They want to exchange information despite their governments being politically against ours, so we said when you have a political umbrella for this kind of cooperation, or let’s say when you change your political position, we’re ready. Now, there’s no cooperation with any European intelligence agencies including the British.”
The Syrian president stressed that the presence of the US and the UK in Syria is illegal and constitutes invasion as it breaches the sovereignty of Syria.
Assad affirmed that Syria is the main party who’s been fighting ISIL Takfiri group, and that every inch of Syrian territory will be liberated.
“We are the main party who’s been fighting ISIL with support by the Russians and Iranians during the past years. No other party is doing the same, even partially. If you want to talk about the West and the Western military alliance led by the Americans, actually it has been supporting ISIS, because they’ve been attacking the Syrian Army whenever we attack or we’ve been attacked by ISIL.”
He asserted that the only decision about what’s going on in Syria and what’s going to happen is a Syrian decision, and no one should have any doubt about this.