In an interview with Russia Today television which aired Thursday, May 31, 2018, Assad said that the US troops, who operate air bases and outposts in the Kurdish-administered region, will have to leave the country.
He said his regime "started now opening doors for negotiations" with them but "this is the first option".
Assad also said that crippling Syria's air defenses was one of the original tactics used by the "mercenaries" at the beginning of the conflict, and that it was never created to aid the "peaceful demonstrators", but would certainly help in case of a foreign military intervention to depose the government. "Somehow, they are going to leave".
At the same time, while not officially in league with Assad, Turkey has been waging their own war against the Kurds in that region, going so far as to physically invade Syrian territory on a few occasions and endanger American troops in the region.
"They looked for another card". "They have to learn this lesson". Iraq is no exception, and Syria is no exception.
The Syrian government's plans to recapture rebel-held parts of the region have raised Israeli concerns that its backers - Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah - could take up positions along the frontier. He denied reports that Iranians have been killed in Israeli strikes.
The Russian and Israeli defense ministers met in Moscow on Thursday, while Russia is providing indirect support for Israel in efforts to remove Iranian troops from southern Syria, near the Israeli border.
As for US President Donald Trump calling him "an animal", Assad said: "This is not my language, so I can not use similar language".
He said it was down to "the wisdom of the Russian leadership" that a confrontation did not happen. Asked if he had a nickname for Trump similar to the "animal" comment, Assad replied: "This is not my language, so I can not use similar language".
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with German and French leaders next week to present his case against Iran's continued presence in Syria and ask for pressure to be put on Tehran. "It represents him, and I think there is a well-known principle, that what you say is what you are". Iran's Revolutionary Guards have also deployed in the country.
He rejected Israel's claims last month that it had targeted Iranian troops in Syria as "a lie". The Israeli premier's office said the two discussed Iran's "military entrenchment" in Syria while the Kremlin said that a "Syrian settlement" was on the agenda.
To protect the sovereignty of Syria, Assad vowed to "improve our air defense, this is the only thing we can do, and we are doing that".
Assad said Iran's presence in Syria was limited to officers assisting the army.
Traditional Hawaiian beliefs say it depends on Pele, the volcano goddess who is said to reside in Kilauea. Explosions at the summit were sending small bursts of volcanic ash as high as 15,000 feet (4,570 meters).
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Paul rebounded Klay Thompson's miss just before the final buzzer sounded for the first time and pounded the ball down in delight. The Rockets' other leader, Chris Paul, was on the bench for the final 22.4 seconds due to a right hamstring injury.
Lavrov's trip to Pyongyang comes amid a flurry of diplomatic activity to organize a historic summit between U.S. According to James Jeffrey , who served as deputy national security adviser in the George W.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that only the Syrian military should be on the country's southern border. In addition, Fathollah-Nejad said Israel is anxious about "a permanent Iranian military presence across the Israeli border".
Both struggled Monday, and whichever recovers faster will give his team an enormous advantage. "We've got to be better". No, the Capitals' problems run deeper than that. "They're guys that work hard every game, every practice".
Messi, who joined Barca as a 13-year-old, would have already won a World Cup if he defected to Spain as a teenager. Argentina face Haiti on Tuesday night and Israel on June 9 in their two friendly matches ahead of the World Cup.
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Shares in Nintendo Co., which is a shareholder of Pokemon Co., jumped as much as 3.5 percent in early Tokyo trading Wednesday. Pokemon Quest is a free-to-start game, so players can at least see what it has to offer before spending any cash on it.
Trump to meet Abe before 'expected' Kim summit
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Microsoft Reveals Xbox Games with Gold Lineup For June 2018
For the second month in a row, Games With Gold titles are a victim of leaks, which reveal them ahead of the official announcement. From June 16 players will be able to take the role of one of their favourite gods and goddesses in Hi-Rez's popular MOBA, Smite .
US to impose steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico
Dow Jones components Boeing (BA) and Caterpillar (CAT), heavy steel users vulnerable in a trade war, fell more than 1%. Even though the exemptions have covered more than half of steel imports, steel prices have moved higher this year.
Macron rewards migrant hero who saved dangling child
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Free FIFA 18 World Cup Update Out Now, Here's What's Included
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Hawaiian volcanic lava covers over 2000 acres of land
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) flew in the area Sunday night and used infrared to determine where people were located. The lava is flowing from about two dozen fissures, the first of which opened more than three weeks ago.
Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life
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