Bashar al-Assad speaks to TV2.
Bashar al-Assad speaks to TV2. Image credit: SANA handout © Scanpix

Denmark follows blindly the US in its policy towards Syria.
Such is the accusation of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with TV2. Because all of Europe follows the United States, European countries have been absent on the political map discussion since 2003 after the invasion of Iraq. They do not follow their own political direction, says Assad to TV2 News.They have not taken their own way politically, says the Syrian president.

The government received in March support from a broad majority in parliament to send Danish F-16 aircraft for operations in Syria.
Denmark have already participated with the United States and several other countries in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq, but it was new that Denmark also went into action in Syria.

Assad: does not rubber stamp hospital attack
Several relief organizations and politicians have accused the Syrian regime of being behind repeated attacks on hospitals and civilians in the rebel-controlled eastern part of Aleppo.
Bashar al-Assad tells TV2 that he would not rubber-stamp attacks on hospitals and civilian targets.

“How can I still sit as president, if it is true that the Syrian army really strikes civilians, bombing hospitals and committing all these atrocities? I’m not Superman”, he says.
“If I had the support of the Syrian people, I would not just sit here. And because I have the support of the people, and I will also protect the Syrian people. That way we can refute all these accusations.”

The Danish foreign minister said in an interview with TV2 News that this is pure manipulation. “We know that there will be bombs in Aleppo. And those who are affected are Assad’s opponents. He should pack his bags and get away instead of clinging to power at the expense of the Syrian civilian population”, says Kristian Jensen (V).

“He stands behind the sustained and repeated attacks affecting hospitals that should ensure life in Aleppo. What is happening in Aleppo with Assad and Russia at the helm, are crimes against humanity”, says the minister.

Carlos Monteiro is a Brazilian citizen, graduated in Business Administration by the Catholic University of São Paulo. He lives in Odense, Denmark with his Danish Wife, Cathrine, and their half Danish /Brazilian daughter Ines Marie. You are very welcome to be in contact him at any time.
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