President Al-Assad- Sky News Interview


March 17, 2006


Syria's told Sky News assured that he will cooperate with the UN's investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri.

 In an exclusive interview with Sky News's James Rubin, H. E. President Bashar Al-Assad said "We will support any investigation surrounding this crime. " The president said he would meet the head and deputy of the UN team in April, when they would be able to "ask him anything."

 "We do what we can for ourselves to control the borders, not for them but for us.. The insurgents who kill civilians, they harm Syria." Added the President.

 On Iraq, H. E. expressed the belief that the occupying forces should leave Iraq as soon as possible. "We support the political process in Iraq, it is very important for stability regardless of the constitution, for them to have independence."

 President Al-Assad spoke further of the ongoing Reform Process in Syria where the focus is on security and economic measures before politics pointing out that the freedom of speech in any country should, in way, harm that country.



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