Assad: Rebels are not revolutionaries, they're terrorists

January 6, 2013 12:16


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Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday gave his first speech since November and said the rebels fighting to topple his regime are terrorists, not revolutionaries.

"It is a fight between our country and its enemies. It is not a fight for power, it is a fight between the people and the terrorists that are trying to divide the country," Assad said.

"Some people call this a revolution, there is no link between these people, their acts, and a revolution," the Syria president asserted.

"A real revolution is based on a philosophy which aims to improve a country rather than to take it backwards," he added.

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