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."FULL STORY