Assad: Dialogue with US is waste of time now

Assad: Dialogue with US is waste of time now

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has commented on the possibility of talks with the United States at the present moment in his interview to NTV channel, saying that Washington’s policy was unlikely to change in the nearest future and thus, establishing a dialogue would be a waste of time.

“We do not believe that US policy will change in the near future. It [negotiations with Washington] is a waste of time,” the Syrian president said in an interview with the Russian NTV channel.

Assad has described the US, French, Turkish and Israeli troops present in his country as “occupying forces”, vowing to fully support “any act of resistance, whether against terrorists or against occupying forces regardless of their nationality”in one of his latest interviews.