The West will never accept Syria’s independence, the country’s President Bashar Assad believes:

 

“Syria is an independent country, and the West will never put up with the independence of any country, no matter if this is small Syria or great Russia.”

 

“What is their problem with Russia? That’s because it defends its right to say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ The West wants to always have ‘yes.’”

 

Syria has the same problem with the West, he said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper published on Friday.