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Assad: Russia Creating 'New Global Balance'

Assad: Russia Creating 'New Global Balance'

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday thanked key backer Russia for helping Syria face down what he described as a “savage attack” by Western-backed Islamic extremists, according to state television.

Russia is helping “create a new global balance”, Assad said, after Moscow opposed the use of force should the Damascus regime refuse to hand over its chemical stockpile.

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