Syria – Bashar al-Assad speech (January 6, 2013)



Bashar al-Assad’s comments again reflect the denial of reality into which he has retreated in order to justify the crackdown against the Syrian people.

Bashar al-Assad’s departure remains a key prerequisite for the political transition, as reaffirmed by the Syrian National Coalition.

These statements, which come shortly after the publication by the UN of a report highlighting the abuses committed by his clan, do not fool anyone.