Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says that the American, French, Turkish and Israeli troops present in his country are occupying forces.
Assad made the remarks on Wednesday during an interview with the al-Alam News Network, where he stressed that Syria’s position is to support “any act of resistance, whether against terrorists or against occupying forces regardless of their nationality.”
Referring to the presence of fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah in Syria, Assad said that “the battle is long and the need for these military forces will continue for a long time.”
e also stressed that there are no Iranian military bases in Syria, but Damascus will not hesitate to allow them if there is a need.
Assad also noted that it is not yet decided how the situation in Syria’s militant-held southwest will be resolved.
“We are giving the political process a chance. If that doesn’t succeed, we have no other option but to liberate it by force,” he said.
Source : News Agencies