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The following is the transcript of the interview ABC's Barbara Walters conducted with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It was his first American interview, and the president was asked about Syria's role in the Arab League and how he is treating protesters in his country.
ABC's Barbara Walters: Mr. President, you have invited us to Damascus and you have not given an interview to the American media since this crisis began. What is it you want us to know?
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: I would like to reiterate what I used to say after 11th of September, to every American delegation I met, first of all I think the American people, people should know more about what's happening beyond the ocean, second the American media I would like them to tell only the truth about what's happening in the world, and for the American administration. Don't look for puppets in the world.
Walters: You do, you do not think the United Nations is credible?
Assad: Never it's not something before my generation it's something we inherited as a concept as a belief.
Walters: You have an ambassador to the United Nations.
Assad: Yeah, it's a game we play. It doesn't mean you believe in it.
Don't look for puppets in the world.
Originally posted by ludwigvonmises003
Good interview,I used to have business in Syria a month just shut it down .Most people support Assad and don't like what muslim brotherhood is doing.
The muslim brotherhood has actually strengthened Assad's support.Had muslim brotherhood taken the peaceful route instead of a terroristic one,their would have been elections by now.