Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said David Cameron’s “naive, confused, unrealistic" government was trying to end an EU arms embargo to enable supplies for the rebels.
He said this would fan the flames of war when the al-Qaeda backed Jabhat al-Nusra, was “killing, beheading, torturing and preventing children from going to school”.
To be frank, Britain has played a famously unconstructive role in our region on different issues for decades, some say for centuries . . . The problem with this government is that their shallow and immature rhetoric only highlights this tradition of bullying and hegemony . . .
Mr Assad made the comments in an interview with The Sunday Times (£).
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