Talet av Syriens president Bashar al-Assad idag, med översättning till engelska.
Ett längre textreferat av talet finns här – President al-Assad : Out of Womb of Pain, Hope Should Be Begotten, from Suffering Important Solutions Rise
”Syria has always been, and will remain, a free and sovereign country that won’t accept submission and guardianship, which has been a nuisance for the West, so they sought to take advantage of internal events to drive Syria out of the political equation in the region to get rid of this irksome problem and to strike the culture of resistance and turn us into inferiors…But the West is not the entire international community, as there are world countries, namely Russia and China, and many others which won’t agree to meddling in the internal affairs of countries and destabilizing the region.”
”In light of this, there cannot be talk about the solution unless we take into consideration these factors: the internal, the regional and the international…Any procedure that does not change these factors is not a real solution and has no impact…Let’s start form the internal front: If some tended to see the disagreement in the beginning as one between loyalists and opposition, this disagreement in a civilized world should be on the way to build the homeland not destroy it…on developing it rather than taking it decades back…When part of the people becomes tied to the outside the conflict becomes between the homeland and outside powers, between the country’s independence and hegemony over it, between staying free or occupying it, and hence the issue becomes defending the homeland and all unify against the outside aggression which is aided by some internal tools.”
”It is not a matter of loyalists against opposition, nor an army vis-à-vis gangs and criminals…We are in a state of war in the full sense of the word…We are repelling a fierce outside aggression in a new disguise, which is more lethal and dangerous than a traditional war, because they do not employ their tools to strike us, but they have us implement their projects, and target Syria using a bunch of Syrians and a lot of foreigners.”