If the Syrian government falls, other countries in the region could suffer, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a Turkish news outlet Friday.
The embattled leader told Turkey's Ulusal TV that neighboring states who should be allies instead are being influenced by foreign powers.
"A fight in Syria would affect countries in the region. And perhaps with a domino effect will impact faraway countries as well," al-Assad said. "The Arab states that have not supported the Syrian regime are those that are not independent actors but rather under the guidance of foreign countries."FULL STORY