“Murder is an American modus operandi. This is what they do all the time – for decades, everywhere, in different areas of this world. This is not something new,” said Assad.
According to the Syrian president, the existence of assassination plans plotted by the USA is “evident” and “has always existed, for different reasons”.
“We have to expect that in our situation in Syria. With this conflict, with the Americans – they occupy our land and support the terrorists – it is to be expected. Even if you have no information, it should be expected,” added Assad.
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Donald Trump e Jim Mattis em 2017
Speaking about prevention, the Syrian president said that this should not be applied to all episodes of threats, but rather to the general behavioral specificity of the United States.
“Nothing will stop the United States from committing these types of perverse actions or acts, unless there is an international balance where the United States cannot escape unpunished from its crimes. Otherwise, [os EUA] they will continue with this type of act in different areas and nothing can stop them, “said Assad.
Asked if he knew of any other assassination attempts during his presidency, the Syrian leader said he had not heard of any, but believes that “it is evident that there are many attempts, or perhaps plans, to be more precise”.