Contents tagged with Bashar al-Assad

  • Iran requests withdrawal of 300 million euros from German banks

    Due to the restoration of U.S. sanctions against Iran in the coming months, Tehran has requested to withdraw 300 million euros in cash from its account in German banks and send it by air to Iran. This information, which appeared on Monday, July 9 in the newspaper Bild, was confirmed by the German government. This is part of the money that belongs to Iranian authorities and is kept in the European-Iranian commercial bank in connection with the German Federal Bank, DW reports.

    The Federal Office …

  • Israel ready to stop Assad at the border

    Israel is concerned that the Syrians will enter the UN demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights. The Jewish state is ready to attack the Syrian Armed Forces if they move into the demilitarized zone at the border with Israel, stated Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan.

    “We must verify and do everything to clarify, vis-a-vis the Russians, the Assad government, that we will not accept any armed presence by the Assad regime in the areas which are meant to be demilitarized,” Erdan told …

  • Germany issues arrest warrant for military commander close to Assad

      German authorities have issued arrest warrant for the chief of Syria's Air Force Intelligence, Jamil Hassan. German Prosecutor’s Office accuses Hassan of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Spiegel newspaper calls the military commander one of the closest associates of the President Bashar al-Assad.

    Syrian activist Anwar al-Bunni worked with Germany's chief federal prosecutor, Peter Frank, to compile the criminal case, using interviews with Syrians, some of whom now live in Germany.

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  • Media: Assad gave up his Legion of Honor medal after France’s strike on Syria

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad returned to France his National Order of the Legion of Honor medal that he received from former French President Jacques Chirac in 2001, Le Parisien reports. According to representatives of the Syrian administration, it was returned because of France's participation in the "trilateral aggression" against Syria.

    The Syrian leader pre-empted the French authorities who had announced earlier that they would start the procedure for recalling the award from President …

  • Assad said that his children were on vacation in the annexed Crimea

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad mentioned at a meeting with Russian parliament members that his children were at Artek children camp in the Crimea last year, RIA Novosti reports, citing the coordinator of the State Duma group on relations with the parliament of Syria, Dmitry Sablin.

    "First of all we would like to focus on [political] party related work with young people, organize two-week long camps. My children were in Artek last year," Sablin quoted Assad as saying. Bashar Assad has two …

  • Russian Ambassador to Lebanon: Russia will shoot down missiles when the USA attacks Syria

    Russia reserves the right to shoot down all missiles and to destroy fire sources in case of US aggression against Syria, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin told Lebanese channel Al-Manar, Rambler news outlet reports.

    Earlier, the President of the USA, Donald Trump accused Russia and Iran of supporting Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad regarding the chemical attack on the city of Douma that cost 40 lives. Russia denied that the Syrian military allegedly dropped any chlorine bombs on …

  • France may attack Syria from its territory

    France will launch missiles at Syria from its own territory if the decision is made to strike, Le Figaro reports.

    According to the newspaper, such advice was given to the President of the Fifth Republic Emmanuel Macron by the country’s military leaders, who are sure that a strike from French bases in Jordan or the United Arab Emirates would spoil relations with these countries. According to the military, the authorities of these countries do not want to be involved in such “visible” actions …

  • Macron calls on Putin to put pressure on Damascus

    During a telephone conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Macron urged Putin to use “all his influence” on Syrian authorities to end armed conflict, according to a report from the Elysee Palace on April 6.

    Macron noted that only a ceasefire will be able to protect the civilian population, resume the negotiation process and prevent the strengthening of the “Islamic State.” The AFP news agency reports that Macron previously appealed to Putin …

  • Assad promises benefits to Russian companies during Syria’s restoration

    Syrian authorities are ready to provide maximum benefits to Russian companies during the restoration of the country’s economy, stated the Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    “The Government of Syria and all relevant organizations received the necessary instructions from our President Bashar Assad indicating that maximum benefits will be granted to our Russian colleagues who will participate in the restoration of Syria’s economy so that our country will be in …

  • Merkel and Macron call on Russia to exert pressure on Assad

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron called on Russian President Vladimir Putin “to exert maximum pressure on the Syrian regime” in order to implement an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ghouta. The press service of the German government reported on the telephone conversation between the three leaders on Sunday, February 25th.

    According to the report, the three leaders agreed to the UN Security Council resolution, which calls on all parties to the conflict to …