Syria’s Assad blames U.S. for worldwide troubles and chaos


DAMASCUS, June 30, 2016 (Xinhua) — Aid convoys enter a war-ravaged town in eastern Ghouta countryside east of Damascus, capital of Syria, on June 29, 2016. Aid convoys entered on Wednesday into two besieged rebel-held areas east of the capital Damascus for the first time in four years. (Xinhua/Ammar)

DAMASCUS, July 1 (Xinhua) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Friday that the consecutive U.S. administrations have only created troubles in the world without resolving them.

In an interview with the Australian SBS TV, whose content was also released by state news agency SANA on Friday, al-Assad said that since the 1950s of last century, the successive U.S. administrations have only created turbulences and had never resolved any problem.

Al-Assad gave the example of Iraq, saying former President George W.Bush had invaded Iraq and succeeded to occupy it within a few weeks, ‘but what was the next step. What did they want to achieve? they have achieved nothing. They failed in Libya, Iraq,Yemen, Syria and everywhere.”

“They have done nothing but fomenting chaos, and thus if the United States wants to create more chaos it could, but could they resolve the problems they create? No,” the president remarked.

Still, the leader, whose country has been gripped by a deadly five-year-old conflict, said he wasn’t against cooperating with the United States.

“We are not against the cooperation with the United States, but such a cooperation should address and discuss the mutual interests and work on applying them, but not to put their interest over ours,” the president said.

Meanwhile, the president pointed out to the double standards of the Western countries in general.