Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad told Iranian state television that Syria is under pressure because of its support for Palestine, according to Reuters news agency.
The president said the country is moving forward with reforms but they have no meaning for terrorists and governments that support them.
There have been claims of another massacre in Syria, with pictures apparently showing women and young children among the victims
A resident of Damascus has spoken to ITV News about what life is like in Syria's capital as the civil war in the country intensifies.
Syria's rebel fighters struck close to the heart of President Assad's regime as they bomb the main court building in Damascus