In his interview for German television ARD’s “Weltspiegel” with Jürgen Todenhöfer, President Bashar al-Assad with admirable aplomb discusses, in English, the major issues in his country, commending the Annan Plan, the relations with the Syrian opposition and manipulations by outside forces, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey with USA at the helm.

The interview was aired on 8 July 2012.