Assad believes Russia to continue backing regime

Lebanese newspaper, Al-Akhbar, associated with the Hezbollah, reported that Syrian President Bashar Assad told visitors of the royal palace that he believes that Russia will continue to support him and said, "it is protecting itself, not Syria."


Assad clarified that he is of the opinion that the amendments to the Syrian crisis solution initiative made a few months ago in Geneva by international officials, cannot be retracted. (Roi Kais)