Bashar Assad is the President of Syria. As Syria is convulsed by civil war, the US-led coalition is calling for Bashar Assad’s resignation, making various accusations. Yet Assad has the support of allies like Russia and Iran.
President Bashar Assad has surrendered his Legion of Honor award, France’s most prestigious decoration, given to him by Jacques Chirac in 2001, saying he will not wear honors bestowed by a “slave country” that bombs Syria.
Following its missile strike on Syria, Paris suddenly realized that Bashar Assad is still holding the country’s most prestigious Legion of Honor decoration, received in 2001 from Jacques Chirac, local media has revealed.
Threats by the West contribute to nothing but the destabilization of Syria and the region, President Bashar Assad said, hours after government troops gained control of Douma, the last militant-held stronghold in Eastern Ghouta.
Ex-British ambassadors questioned claims that Assad is behind a chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrians. Peter Ford and Craig Murray expressed doubt, urging the UK government not to rush into a war without proof.
The US will act against the Syrian government with or without a UN blessing, US envoy Nikki Haley told the Security Council, blaming Russian “obstructionism” for allowing the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria and beyond.