President Al-Assad: Terrorism should be struck as to get the political process forward


DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad underscored the pivotal role of frank and transparent dialogue among all the spectra of Syrian society as to sort out the ongoing crisis.


President Al-Assad declared, in a Ramadan  Iftar speech, that the Syrians themselves and by their own hands can only solve the ongoing crisis, renewing the pledge to defend the homeland and encounter the challenges, whatever big might, with the more of strength and determination.


President Al-Assad pointed out that the homeland can never abandon its sons in moments of ordeals, but stands by them morally and financially.


''We will pursue tolerance with those misled, not those whose perpetrated bloodsheds, in parallel with striking at terrorists,'' said President Al-Assad, citing the continuously increasing numbers who turn themselves over to the State, the incubator for all Syrians.


H.E. President Al-Assad lashed out at those who during the ongoing crisis in Syria opted for the gray zone, the incubator of terrorism and chaos, citing those who opted for the white zone with their homeland, and for the black one against their homeland.


''If we all in the white zone stood together against the black, we would easily be able to emerge out from this crisis,'' said H.E. President Al-Assad.


The President reviewed all of the possible means resorted to by Syria as to end the crisis, including the amendments and changes of laws, of the constitution in a popular referendum, dealing with all foreign initiatives, with respect to Syria's sovereignty, like the Arab initiative, Kofi Annan, Geneva 1, and apart from the well-known intentions of Arab Countries, which failed the said initiatives through the Arab League.


H.E. President Al-Assad reiterated Syria's readiness to attend the proposed Geneva 2 meeting, pointing out that those who claim to be opposition abroad don't even represent themselves but the countries which prefabricated them.


''We have been flexible not out of naivety, but because we do believe in political work, The Syrian flexibility has helped the friends of Syria to be capable of defending Syria in all forums,'' added H.E. President Al-Assad.


President Al-Assad pointed out that the anti-Syria sides don't want any political solution to the crisis in Syria and get hysterical and frustrated once Syria responds to any initiative. 'Thus, these countries were exposed and it was proven that whoever said that Syria adopted the security solution, did adopt terrorism.''


''Terrorism once spread can never be dealt with through politics, and the only solution for it is to be hit with a hand of iron. Terrorism should be struck as to get the political process forward,'' underlined H.E. President Al-Assad.


H.E. President Al-Assad added that the solution for the crisis should stem from the realities, citing internationally the presence of some firm countries based on their principles, astray colonialist anti-Syria countries based on the wrong, and the presence of regional countries of the Wahabi thought and Moslem Brotherhood approach.


As for the domestic side, President Al-Assad underscored that the Syrians are encountering gangs which cut breads and necks, mercenaries who are paid for, thugs, thieves and extremists.


President Al-Assad cited the presence of national opposition in Syria, and of non-national opposition which seeks to achieve gains where some were paid for by countries or by officials in the Arab League, and where some among them flatter the armed terrorists, asserting that such an opposition is fallen at the moral as well as popular level.


H.E. President Al-Assad pointed out that the ongoing in Syria is but for Syria to be or not to be, for Syria either to be free and independent or to be a mount for the enemies, for Syria either to be a State governed by law and institutions, or by thugs and bandits.


''The confrontation is between the homeland and the enemies, the Army and the terrorists, between the State and the outlawed. We have on other alternative but to defend ourselves and country with our own hands,'' added H.E. President Al-Assad, highly lauding the great, remarkable and near to the impossible accomplishments of the Syrian hero Army against the terrorists.


''The Syrian Army heroic acts and sacrifices embody but the heroism of the Syrian People in the face of the attack from many big countries, agents and terrorists,''  added H.E. President Al-Assad, citing the increasingly mass popular support to the Syrian hero Army in combating the terrorism.


The settlement of the crisis is only in the field through combating the terrorists, President Al-Assad pointed out, blasting the bids by anti-Syria sides to prolong the crisis, asserting that well-being would never come from the countries which deny their citizens the minimum level of humanity rights, the countries which have no elections, nor parliaments or participation in resources and homeland.


''The well-being would never come from those of darkness thought, established by the Wahabis through slaughter and Moslem brotherhood thought, from those new ignorant who exploited Islam in the interest of Israel,'' President Al-Assad concluded.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim




President Al-Assad: pressures and conspiracies increase determination and insistence upon encountering challenges

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Lieutenant General President Bashar Al-Assad, Commander -in-Chief of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces, highly lauded the Syrian Armed Forces as the guardians of Syria's dignity, and pride, shielding the Syrian borders with their bodies and keeping ever vigil on Syria's security, safety and stability.

On the 68th Anniversary of the Syrian Army Foundation Day, President Al-Assad addressed the Army members saying: " With your heroism, you write down the letters of victory, embody the conscience of the people, protect the people's values and aspirations, and with your sacrifices, you safeguard the homeland unity, safeguard its sacred soil, and sacrifice every precious and expensive as to keep the homeland flag flapping and high."

"You have been showing unique courage in the face of terrorism and its backers, and you have stunned the entire world by your steadfastness and ability to overcome difficulties and achieve accomplishments, expressing a unique manhood in the encountering of most severe barbaric war in modern history," added H.E. President Al-Assad, highly appreciating the distinguished role of the Syrian hero Army in preserving, for nearly 7 decades, the civilized identity of the Arab Nation and Syria, the motherland of the Alphabet and the cradle of human civilization.

"Oh! courageous brave men of the homeland, you have been and would ever indeed  remain the Army of the People through what you have offered of sacrifices; so the People have put trust in you and stood shoulder to shoulder with you in the trench of the defense of the homeland. Thus, such a  creative interaction and national cohesion exists in the resistance Syria between our hero Army and dignified people as the essence of our success and title of our heroic steadfastness.'' Added H.E. President Al-Assad, the Commander -in-Chief of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces

"You have proved to the entire world that pressures and conspiracies, even varied and intensified, would but increase your determination and insistence upon encountering the challenges, reiterating that Syria has basics which can never be breached into; these basics lie in the interests of the Syrian Arab people, and its national and pan-Arab objectives. History would register in letters of illumination your sacrifices, and heroism in defense of the homeland," added Lieutenant General, Al-Assad, the Commander -in-Chief of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces.

"Had we in Syria not been confident of the victory, we wouldn't possess the ability to steadfast, nor would we have the capability to withstand after more than 2 years of the aggression. My trust in you is big and my belief is strong that you have the capability to shoulder the responsibility and carry out your national tasks as to be ever, as our Syrian people have known you, the hero soldiers, who add the brightest pages to the history of our hero Army, representing the leading example for pride, vigor and belonging to the homeland." Said H.E. President Al-Assad.

Lieutenant General Bashar Al-Assad, the Commander -in-Chief of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces, concluded his message to the Syrian hero Army and Armed Forces highly lauding and appreciating the Syrian martyrs, martyrs families, and the Syrians at large, who embody through their cohesiveness and integration with the Army a unique example for national unity, amity and fraternity.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim 





President Bashar Al-Assad's January 6th, 2013 Speech

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad reiterated commitment to dialogue and  political solution for the ongoing crisis in Syria .

" We will dialogue and extend our hands always and ever  to dialogue with parties and individuals and with all who put their guns down, " said President Al-Assad in a speech at the Opera House in Damascus Sunday, January 6th.

In a commitment to the independence of the Syrian decision , sovereignty as well as to the United Nations (UN) Charter, President Al-Assad outlined some proposals for the political solution in Syria:

The first phase  includes commitment by the concerned countries to halt the financing, arming and sheltering the armed men, and then military operations are to be halted , reserving the right to respond , the finding of a mechanism to assert the commitment of all to this, especially the border control, and then the convening of the national conference for dialogue  with the participation of all forces which desire participation from inside the country and from abroad.

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