Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday claimed Western powers are "becoming much weaker" in Syria.
"In the past if I said anything, people would say the Syrian president is disconnected from reality. Now it's different. The West is becoming much weaker," he said in an interview published in the British Sunday Times and quoted by AFP.
"They don't have a leg to stand on explaining to people what's going on,” continued Assad. "ISIS (the Islamic State group) was smuggling oil and using Iraqi oilfields under American satellites and drones to make money, and the West was not saying anything.
"Whereas here the Russians interfered and ISIS started to shrink in every sense of the word." READ MORE