On Sunday, they President of Syria Bashar al-Assad attacked Turkey and the West during a speech at the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and expatriates annual conference.
“We have managed to foil the Western project. West is like a chameleon due to its behavior to fit different situations. The psychological war against the Damascus government has failed to discourage us from fighting terrorism or even frighten us… We have fought terror since day one, and we will continue to fight it until there is no terrorist in Syria…,” Assad stressed.
He also added that Syria does not see Turkish President Erdogan as a partner.
“Erdogan is playing the role of a political bagger after he was exposed for supporting terrorism, and we don’t consider the Turkish side a partner, nor a guarantor and we don’t trust it,” Assad said.
Assad also emphasized that Syria will not allow its enemies to take with politics what they couldn’t take with terrorism. And on the recent change in position of some western countries Assad said: “a change in positions don’t mean a change in policies … the west is like a sneak that changes its skin according to the situation”.
“Let’s be clear. There will be no security cooperation nor opening of embassies or even a role for some countries that say that they want to play a role in ending the crisis in Syria before they clearly and frankly cut their relations with terrorism. At that point maybe we can speak about opening embassies.” President Assad added.
Furthermore, President Assad also said: “The price of resistance is much lower than the price of surrender… we paid a dear price in Syria in this war, but we managed to foil the Western project.”
The Syrian president thanked Russia, China, Iran and Hezbollah for supporting Syria and said:
“The direct support of our friends, politically, economically and militarily, made our advance on the ground greater and the losses of war less. Therefore, they are our partners in these achievements on the road to crush terrorism.”
Many considered that the speech was one of the most aggressive speeches of President Assad since the outbreak of the Syrian war. One very notable thing about the speech is that while the Syrian president aggressively attacked Turkey and the West, it didn’t directly attack the Gulf countries. A note that some believe it may mean that the near future might witness a Syrian-Saudi reconciliation, even if only on a low level.