Syrian President Bashar Assad says that "real peace in the Middle East is getting further away and the chances of war and violence are increasing."

Assad put forward his opinion in a letter published Sunday to honor 65 years since the establishment of the Syrian army.

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"Those who think that Syria will compromise her principals are mistaken. We understand the price of standing frim and resisting is high but it is still lower than the price of submission," Assad wrote in the letter.



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