Bashar al-Assad vows to retake total control of Syria

President Bashar al-Assad poured cold water over the international community’s hard-fought efforts to win a ceasefire in Syria on Friday, saying he intended to carry on fighting until he had returned the entire country to his control.

In an interview, Mr Assad said the “political” and “military” tracks to end the war in Syria were separate, meaning he would keep up his attempts to win the war even if peace talks went ahead.

“We have fully believed in negotiations and political action,” he told the French news agency AFP. “However, if we negotiate, it does not mean we stop fighting terrorism.”

  • simus1

    Emperor Barry and his buddy, sultan erdogan, will pull
    the peace rabbit out of the magician’s top hat.
    When it comes to foreign policy, those two are brilliant.

  • Exile1981

    The only reason obama wants a cease fire is to give him time to resupply his buddies getting bombed to shit by the russians.

  • marty_p

    The only way Assad is going to get control of all of Syria is if the Russians hand it to him.
    Typical Arab dictator boasting – reminds me of Saddam’s “Mother of all battles” and “Blood will run in the streets”…when the only one running was Saddam to hide in his spider hole.