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Coalition of Countries Necessary to Counter US Hegemony: Syrian President

© SputnikSyrian President Bashar Assad gives an exclusive interview to Sputnik
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A coalition of countries is necessary to counter the US hegemony in the world, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Sputnik, adding that Russia and China have a special responsibility in this regard.
Sputnik was the first international news agency to interview the Syrian president right after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Wednesday.
"The United States remains a power, even if it is moving downhill, but we cannot say that there is any other state that can stop American aggression, which has been lasting for at least three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union or even since the Korean War. However, there are different methods. If we speak about political actions, a coalition between a number of countries is necessary. Russia and China have significant responsibilities in this regard," Assad said.
There are also a number of countries that can contribute to the creation of a multipolar world, including the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the Syrian leader said.
"[There are] other countries that have already begun to distance themselves from the US and lose faith in Washington while feeling that the US is a threat to world stability," the president added.
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Most Syrians Want Russia's Special Operation to Succeed

The people of Syria support Russia in conducting the special military operation in Ukraine, the world will become safer and more peaceful after Moscow wins, Syrian President Bashar Assad shared with Sputnik.
"Certainly, the Syrian people are very enthusiastic about supporting Russia for a number of reasons. On the one hand, it is solidarity since the Russian Federation has supported the Syrians in the fight against terrorism; on the other hand, there is a more global view of this war ... When the Russian Federation wins this war, as most Syrians wish, a new world, a safer and more peaceful world will emerge. This is the real perception of Syrians of this war," Assad said.
The West has unleashed World War III, which is being waged by the Nazis in Ukraine in the format of a proxy war and by the hands of terrorists in Syria, but modern weapons, especially nuclear weapons, do not allow the confrontation to escalate into the traditional format of world war, the Syrian leader added.
"I believe that World War III is underway, but it differs in its form," Assad said. "What I mean is that world wars used to be conventional in the past. Armies of several states were fighting against each other."