The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad dismissed any rumor that suggests that he would escape from Syria and warned that any Western military intervention to topple him would have catastrophic consequences for the Middle East.
During an interview with Russia Today television, that will be broadcasted on Friday, al-Assad said “I think that the cost of a foreign invasion of Syria, if it happens, would be bigger than the entire world can bear… This will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific.”
The strong remarks of al-Assad coincided with the meeting in Qatar of the opposition groups that are trying to reach an agreement and organize a post-Assad transition government.
The last reports of NATO suggest that the Syria civil war has claimed the lives of more than 38,000 people. AV