Al-Assad: British leaders 'shallow, immature'
March 3rd, 2013
01:29 AM ET

Al-Assad: British leaders 'shallow, immature'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad slammed British leaders as "shallow and immature" and accused the British government of trying to arm rebels seeking his ouster.

Al-Assad told The Sunday Times the British government can't play a useful role in stopping the Syrian crisis.

"We do not expect an arsonist to be a firefighter," al-Assad told the newspaper.

"To be frank, Britain has played famously in our region (an) unconstructive role in different issues, for decades, some say for centuries," he said. "I'm telling you the perception in our region."

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  1. chrissy

    Oh if he only had a clue huh? More than just Britain trying to arm the Rebels.

    March 3, 2013 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Assad doesn't get it. The western powers can handle a revolution and probably could care less who wins. But an armed Co.conflict that just goes on and on (and on) with no resolution in sight threatens the entire region.

    March 3, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    The only thing I want to hear coming out of this wibble's mouth is "I surrender."

    March 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    "armed conflict that goes on and on" @Portland tony

    March 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    I'm trying to squeeze thru the censors by one liners but that isn't working.

    March 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Now who are the players that would want that to continue. Its not that simple my friend.

    March 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Study the dynamics and interventions. Its convenient to pin all on one 'demon' thats the way we have been forced to think. But thats a folly.

    March 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Wish I could elaborate but but am not allowed.
    And the Brits infamous role in the region is a fact of history. The region & the world still suffers from seeds they had sown.
    Have a good Sunday all.

    March 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |