DAMASCUS, September 16 – RIA Novosti. Syria is ready to cooperate with any country in the fight against radical group “Islamic State”, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States, if they change their policies and will actually counter terrorism, said the president of the Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad.
“Of course, we are cooperating with friendly countries, especially with Russia and Iran. Iraq, which is as much as we fight against terrorism. As for other countries, then we are open to cooperate with any of them if there is a serious desire to fight terrorism “, – Assad said in an interview with Russian media.
According to him now,” in the case of so-called anti-terrorism and antiigilovskoy coalition, led by the United States “is not going on.
” Countries like Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, as well as France, the United States and other Western nations, patronizing the terrorists can not do to fight terrorism. We can not at the same time it is against terrorists and together with them. However, if these countries decide to change its policy – because terrorism is like a scorpion: if you put it in your pocket, it definitely will bite you – we will not oppose cooperation with them on the condition that it will be real and not illusory antiterrorist coalition, “- Syrian president stressed.
The full text of the interview published on the website ria.ru.