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DAMASCUS, March 27. /TASS/. The West wants no political solution to the conflict in Syria and would like the country to be a puppet, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Russian media outlets.
Asked what the West requires of Syria in order to stop arming the Syrian opposition and start the political solution, Assad said: "Simply, to be a puppet. And I’m not convinced that the West has a political solution. They do not want a political solution. When I say the West, I mean a number of countries like the United States, France, and Britain."
"The other countries play a secondary role. For them, the political solution is changing the state, bringing the state down and replacing it with a client state, exactly like what happened in Ukraine. As far as they are concerned, what happened in Ukraine was a political solution," he said.
"But, had the former president, who was elected by the people, remained, they would have said that this president is bad, dictatorial, and kills his people. It is the same propaganda. So, the West is not interested in a political solution. They want war, and they want to change states everywhere in the world," Assad said.