Syria's Bashar al-Assad blames foreign conspiracy for crisis facing country

Syria's Bashar al-Assad blames foreign conspiracy for crisis facing country

Damascus : Syria | Jun 03, 2012 at 8:13 AM PDT
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President Assad's political adviser speaks to Al Jazeera

In a speech to the new parliament on Sunday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that Syria has become the target of a foreign conspiracy, assuring his determination to end the revolt, saying his country was facing a "plan of destruction" and a "war conducted from abroad." He also added. the sensitive circumstances which our country is passing through forces us to be more courageous, strong and more responsible.

"We pay tribute and honor the souls of innocent civilians and military martyrs," Assad said .

"Performing your legislative and supervising duties can't be done in best way unless possessing a clear developmental vision based on constructive dialogue and communication with the citizens."

The Syrian president said: " We confront a big part of the campaign against Syria with reforms and building a strong fortress in the face of regional and international ambitions."

He stressed that conducting elections as scheduled, "slapped those who wanted that Syria closes in on itself, drowns in the blood of its people."

Al-Assad stated: "A year and a half after the crisis has begun, things became clear and masks were removed... the international role in what is taking place was exposed since decades ...colonialism remains unchanged but its methods and faces are changing and the regional role exposed itself."

He went on to say: "We are facing a real war and dealing with war is different from dealing with internal issues. When we boycott election, we boycott the people. Any political process that is not based on popular state has no popular value."

The Syrian president said, "Since the first day, we have known that the political track will not lead to a solution but we did it because the Syrian people need it regardless of the crisis."

Assad ruled out any dialogue with the opposition in exile, particularly referring to the Syrian National Council, the main coalition of the opposition based abroad. "Syria is open to whoever wants a genuine reform and an honest dialogue; we welcome the participation of any honest Syrian in the process of developing the country."

The Syrian government will not hold dialogue with members of the exiled opposition, Assad told the People's Assembly.

"Doors are open and we are ready to start a dialogue, but not with those connected to foreign powers," he said. "There is part of opposition that still waits for signals from the outside."

"The political dialogue continues but so does the struggle against terrorism," Assad added.

The president stressed that the national security is a "red line" and "we can't be tolerant with whoever tries to tamper with it." "There will be no compromise in the fight against terrorism and those who support it," said the Syrian president. "We will continue to fight terrorism while opening the door to those who have not borne arms," said the Syrian president.

Meanwhile, in Jeddah city, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal in a joint news conference with U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said: Every initiative has been accepted by the Syrian regime and was not implemented. This is a way used by the regime to gain time, AFP news reported.

"He is playing for time and maneuvering," al-Faisal told reporters.

"The people are unarmed whereas the regime receives weapons from several countries. The situation is very dangerous. We hope things don't deteriorate further," he added.

Generally, The new Syrian parliament is new by name only, but the members are well known to Syrians as they are aliens to Bashar al-Assad . Some of them are old members in the parliament since his father "Hafez al-Assad" period of rule. They are perfect in clapping their hands but thier minds are only thinking on how to pay faith and loyalty to Bashar and his family so as to get money as well as influence.


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A Syrian opposition member holds posters against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Beirut
A Syrian opposition member holds posters against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Beirut
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