Assad thanks Russia, Iran for not cowering before West
Damascus' enemies "wish to remove it from the regional equation. And this isn't a war between the army and some gangs, this is about external aggression," he continued.


Assad also thanked Russia, China and Iran for their support: "Some countries… have refused to cower before the West and said the Syria alone must decide its faith. We salute you and we thank you for your support. (Roi Kais)