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Report: Assad in a 'Good Mood' Despite U.S.-Led Attacks

Report: Assad in a 'Good Mood' Despite U.S.-Led Attacks
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 15 April 2018 04:55 PM

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was in a “good mood” during a meeting Sunday with Russian lawmakers in the wake of U.S.-led strikes that hit three Syrian chemical weapons facilities, The Washington Post reported.

Assad also touted Russian weaponry and mocked U.S. weapons, calling them outdated during the meeting.

“President Assad was in absolutely positive spirits. He is in a good mood,” the Interfax news agency quoted Natalya Komarova, governor of Russia’s autonomous Khanty-Mansiysk district, as saying.

President Donald Trump ordered the air strikes early Saturday in response to a chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma carried out by Assad that left 70 people dead and hundreds injured. Assad has denied the claims and said that his country doesn’t have chemical weapons, saying the fabricated news was just an excuse for the U.S. to attack his country.

Assad during the meeting Sunday said he would continue Syria’s independent development, "despite the agenda, imposed by the West," Russian lawmaker Dmitri Sablin told Sputnik News. The Syrian president also said the airstrikes have not only "consolidated the peoples of Russia and Syria, but all the nations, which are guided by the norms of international law."

"Yesterday we saw the American aggression, and we were able to counter it with Soviet missiles manufactured in the 1970s. The American films have shown since the 1990s that Russian-made weapons are ‘backward.’ However, today we can see who is really lagging behind," Sablin quoted the Syrian president as saying.

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was in a "good mood" during a meeting Sunday with Russian lawmakers in the wake of U.S.-led strikes that hit three Syrian chemical weapons facilities, the Washington Post reported.
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