Syria's Assad says country in a 'real state of war'

ByREUTERS
June 26, 2012 22:32

BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday his country was in a real state of war and gave no sign of a softer approach towards a pro-democracy revolt by ordering his newly appointed government to direct all policies towards winning.

"We live in a real state of war from all angles," Assad told a cabinet he appointed on Tuesday. "When we are in a war, all policies and all sides and all sectors need to be directed at winning this war."

Assad snubbed countries that have been calling for him to step aside, saying the West "takes and never gives and this has been proven at every stage."

Related Content
Breaking news
June 23, 2017
State media: Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 18 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    21 - 28
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 18 - 28
    Jerusalem
    21 - 27
    Haifa
  • 27 - 36
    Elat
    24 - 35
    Tiberias