“President Bashar Al-Assad has opted for steadfastness as to resist submission strategy. President Al-Assad, undoubtedly, an ophthalmologist, master the seeing of regional and international changes.”

Milhim Karam, Lebanese Journalists Chairman, November 21, 2005.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad is the Arab Islamic Leader standing heroically in defense of the Syrian rights and interests, of the Arab and Moslem dignity in the face of US and Israeli sinister schemes.”

Shamil Sultanov, Russian MP, November, 16, 2005.

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“President Bashar Al-Assad has proved to the entire world that we never leave aside our spiritual history, and that we are proud of our Christian as well as Islamic Heritage together.”

His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch and all the East, November 27, 2004.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad dots the i’s and cross the t’s at every historic and fateful turning point as to analyze things with all frankness and transparency, demonstrating new concepts never known by Arab officials before, especially as far as acknowledging differences.”

Jasem Budi, Editor in Chief of the Kuwaiti ‘Al-Rai Al-Aam’ Daily, October 10, 2004.

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 "In President Bashar Al-Assad, I have seen all success, an identical image of his late father in features, morals, sense of responsibility. President Bashar definitely enjoys the full support of the Syrians and would achieve the sublime status realized by his late father.’’

Fidel Castro President of Cuba. 

"Lieutenant General Bashar Hafez Al-Assad is the best successor for the best predecessor. He is the man of the time like father like son.'' "Dr. Bashar is fully aware and knowledgeable of all the specific details of the issue under discussion as he put precise questions in indication of his all-out grasp and knowledge of the issue.”  

Kofi Annan the UN Secretary General.

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 "President Bashar pursues the march with strength and determination toward his objectives and the objectives of the Arab Nation. The Syrian steadfastness under president Bashar Al-Assad increased her power,”

'Ashahar' Magazine issued in Paris, 14-7-2001.

  "Every single citizen in Syria and in the Arab homeland keeps a close dear image of President Bashar Al-Assad, an image for the president and the citizen in whom they saw reflection for their concerns, and dreams; all felt that he talks like them, in their names and on their behalves in Arab, Islamic Summits, and in his meetings with international officials and European leaders.”

'Ashahar' Magazine issued in Paris, 14-7-2001.

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 "How can I not support the government of Bashar Al-Assad if it is the legitimate government of Syria? Who am I going to back, the terrorists... who run around killing people right and left?''

 President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, October 9, 2012. 

"Syria, given its cool nerves and strong military, and its President Al-Assad is a hundred times more dangerous for Israel than Iran."

Israeli TV Channel 10. March 2012. 

 "The Russian Leadership views President Bashar Al-Assad as the  legitimate president who is committed to preserving security and order in his country. President Al-Assad is looking after his citizens and assuming responsibility for ensuring general order in Syria."

Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin, March 22, 2012. 

''H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is the last Arab Leader, who is still steadfast , and glorified resisting Western world. I stand by Bashar and would support him to the last of my breath. Be sure that not the Emir of Qatar, or al-Jazeera nor the USA can down Bashar; and I will go to Damascus to congratulate him because he will not fail.''

The Egyptian Star, Adel Imam, February 26, 2012.

 We do award the Russian Union of Writers Award to H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad for his steadfastness in resisting the Western hegemony and the attempts to impose their dictations on the Syrian People.  We wish success to President Al-Assad in solving the current crisis, and we believe in this success." 

The Chairman  of the Writers' Union of Russia, Professor Valerie Gainchiev, January 22, 2012.

 ''H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is the leader of the resistant National Project.'' 

Hussein Mijali, Jordan's former  Minister of Justice, January 10, 2012.

“President Assad is a very cultured man.”  

Gregorios Elias Tabé, 70, the Syrian Catholic archbishop of Damascus, November 2011.

 ''Assad lives in a relatively small house in a normal – albeit guarded – street. He believes that his modest lifestyle is another component of his appeal…from conversations with residents in Damascus at least, it does in fact seem to make Assad somewhat better esteemed by his own people than many other Arab rulers.''

Andrew Gilligan, the Telegraph Journalist, October 30. 2011 

'' His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad has accorded the most of care, human initiatives, generosity, sublime politeness and amity to the Artists. His Excellency has put medicine and doctors at my disposal as to treat me engulfing me with the many of goodness, generosity and utmost care. Had President Al-Assad asked for my eyes, I would happily have given them to His Excellency as a gift in recognition of his great humanity.'' 

Singer Wadi Al-Safi, the legend of Lebanese Singing, October 18, 2011 

''President Bashar Al-Assad is the last bastion of Arabism.'' 

Alessia Lai, Italian Journalist, the Renascita, October 2, 2011 

 ''His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad is the first reformer who called for reform in Syria and has proposed, since assuming office in 2000, a comprehensive reform plan in the social, economic and political domains.''

 Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister  (September 25, 2011)

  ''H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is well-educated, he is broad-minded, and we think that he has a chance for modernization in his country if the ruling class of Syria becomes more open-minded, more receptive to new ideas.’’

Mikhael Margelov, a Russian presidential envoy to the region (September 8, 2011)

''Syria under the leadership of President Al-Assad will become a model in the Arab world after accomplishing the reforms announced by the Syrian leadership.''

Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's Foreign Minister, August 9, 2011. 

"H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is a fascinating man with a brilliant open-mind."

 Rolan Dumas, ex-French Foreign Minister in his book "Coups et Blessures", July 2011.

  ''President Bashar Al-Assad wants reform and change to meet the aspirations of his people.They are trying to pressure Syria and President Al-Assad because of the good things that he did such as supporting Palestinian and Lebanese resistance and rejecting to surrender to Israel.''

Former British MP George Galloway, July 26, 2011

"President Bashar Al-Assad cares so much about what is taking place in Syria, which is evident in his efforts for a new Syria; and everybody who meets him can be certain of this. His Excellency President Al-Assad is highly beloved and appreciated by the Syrians whom I met."

U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich, June 27, 2011

 ''His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad is very popular as the beloved President by the masses of the Syrian People.''

Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's Foreign Minister, May 29, 2011 

''His Excellency President Al-Assad believes in reform, He is serious, determined and ready to go on with greater reform measures, but with responsibility and calculated steps."

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, May 25, 2011

  "His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad is a humanist, doctor, educated in London, in no way an extremist; he is a man of great human sensitivity. We salute him from here."

 President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, March 27, 2011.

 ''I have touched the great trust of the Syrian People in President Bashar Al-Assad, who is committed to carry out huge reforms in his country.''

 MP Nicholas Soames, Chairman of the British Conservative Middle East Council, February 27, 2011.

''The long-term strategic vision of President Bashar Al-Assad, which we share with him, has played an important role in the rapid development of the Syrian-Turkish relations."

 Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish Premier, December 19, 2010.

 "His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad is THE man of dignity and pride, whose words are deeds, which makes Syria continue, under his courageous and wise leadership, to encounter whoever wants evil for the Nation.'' 

Sheikh Dr. Mustafa Albagha of Manjaq Mosque, Damascus, November 16, 2010.

 ''H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is the key player in the Middle East; His Excellency has been steadfastly leading Syria in the most difficult circumstances.''

 The Bahraini 'Al-Bilad' Newspaper, November 8, 2010.

 "The Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad always speaks in a transparent and clear way. He avoids manipulating policy. He never hesitates to say what he thinks of. He adheres to his principles."

 The Saudi al-Jazirah Newspaper, October 27, 2010.  

''H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is a very brave, wise and strong Leader.''

  President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, October 21, 2010.

 "H.E. President Assad is also a key figure in the Middle East. He is a proud nationalist, supporter of the Palestinians."

 Ian Black, the Guardian, July 14, 2010.

 "This order is recognition of all of the effort you have been exerting, not only as a leader of Syria but as a leader in the Arab region and the world, in the ongoing and courageous struggle for freedom of the peoples, peace and for life. I am not exaggerating when I say you are one of the new world liberators. This medal is presented by us and our people to President Al-Assad and then we present a replica of the sword of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, the sword of the liberation of peoples to President Al-Assad who does deserve it.'' 

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, (June 26, 2010) 

 ''For sure, President Bashar Al-Assad is the most of Arabs in harmony with himself and in satisfaction with his stances with their resulting success accomplished to Syria. H.E. President Al-Assad occupies a distinguished position which surpasses the Arab, regional and international level.''

 Talal Salman, As-Safir Editor-in-Chief, June 7, 2010.

 ''President Bashar Al-Assad's agenda is fully filled with appointments; Lebanon, however, is second to none as for emotion and political interest as well. As for Palestine, it is never absent from any meeting; Palestine is the Cause: in the past, present and future.''

 Talal Salman, As-Safir Editor-in-Chief, June 7, 2010.

 "His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad is the best successor to the best predecessor.''

H.E. President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, (May 10, 2010)

  ''We highly appreciate President Bashar Al-Assad's wise leadership and His keenness on the constructive cooperation, which has established a solid bridge between the Turkish and Syrian fraternal People, and contributed to the development of sincere and close relations between them.''

Ali Bardakoglu, the Director of Turkish Religious Affairs, (April 22, 2010)

"President Bashar Al-Assad's March and His national stances create hope for the Arab Nation."

Abdulrahim Morad, Lebanese Union Party Leader, (April 21, 2010)

"H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is a great Arab Leader, who has a strategic vision and analysis for the nature of the conflict in the region, with its priorities governing all relations,"

 Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Lebanese Hizbullah Party, (March 31, 2010)

 "H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad has great credibility; he is sincere and never flatters anybody. I have concretely felt His high kindness and manners." 

H.E. President Michel Suleiman of Lebanon, (March 30, 2010)

 ''We are accustomed to His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad's persistent follow up and support to the Arab Parliament as to make sure that this Parliament is in its due course in the interest of the Arab Nation Causes, and in bolstering of Joint Arab Action.''

H.E. Huda Bin Amer Chairwoman of the Arab Interim Parliament, (February 18, 2010)

''Assad has become the pivotal player in the rapidly realigning Middle East… Assad now has leverage over both the pragmatic camp and the radical axis. Both sides want him to come over fully. Europe sees him as part of the solution… He has skilfully navigated his country’s interests over the past few years…Avigdor Lieberman is not nearly as welcome as Bashar Assad in many of the world’s capitals. And Thursday’s comments by the foreign minister will most likely not shake the Syrian leader’s hold on power.''

 Amir Mizroch, the Jerusalem Post, (February 5, 2010)

 ''Again, I found President Bashar Al-Assad total commitment to peace in the region. He expects the European Union to be more active and much more engaged in peace process and to help the parties engaged.''

Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, (February 3, 2010)

''Under the Courageous Wise Presidency of His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad, Syria,  surpassing domestic as well foreign obstacles, has witnessed many of the unique accomplishments and miracles of the modern history. The position of Syria was bolstered and President Bashar Al-Assad emerged as a National Hero against every gambling by enemies and adversaries; unexpectedly from the young kind-hearted ophthalmologist following years of persistent intensive pressures. Indeed H.E. Al-Assad, the Popular President of Syria, has a remarkable capacity to surpass barbered wires.''

 The Yemeni Mareb Press, January 16, 2010.

   ''The year of 2009 is the year of Syria and of His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad's brilliance. President Al-Assad is the most close to His People, Arabs and to the public opinion; enjoying the more of amity, confidence, and closeness to Arabs.''

 Prof. Mohsen Bilal, the Minister of Information, December 30, 2009.

 ''President Bashar Al-Assad has corner stoned  His policy on His absolute trust in His People, belief in His Causes, formulating the future visions, as to safeguard the Causes, on top of which comes the mother Palestinian Cause,  to safeguard sovereignty,  laying down the bases as to fortify Syria, to steadfast, and as to liberate the land.''

 Prof. Mohsen Bilal, the Minister of Information, December 30, 2009.

 ''His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad is a practical man of His word, adopts and reactivates  what he says within a mechanism of implementation. His Excellency Al-Assad embodies the National, Arab and Human conscience in His eagerness as to mend the fences, bridge the gap, and to unite the Arab ranks, not to mention the Theory of His own, related to the order and organization of differences.''

 Prof. Mohsen Bilal, the Minister of Information, December 30, 2009.

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