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Bashar al-Assad quotes

None of us and none of the Arabs trust Israel.

I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria.

We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs.

Armies are not only for offensives.

It should be known that Israel is based on treachery.

No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it?

As far as we are concerned, we Syria have not changed.

Israel does not care about the international public opinion.

Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.

Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster. Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist.

The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.

Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.

When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.

America is interested in re-arranging the region as it sees fit.

But the issue has to do with land, which is our land.

Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one.

Hizbullah is not a militia.

I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country.

Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water.

Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests.