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Mural of al-Assad - accused of being 'delusional' by London (Photo: james_gordon_losangeles)

'Delusional' Syrian leader accuses West of enflaming conflict

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has warned Western countries that their support for "terrorists" in his civil war will see them "pay the price sooner or later."

Al-Assad spoke in a rare interview with British newspaper The Sunday Times at the weekend (3 March), after the EU last week agreed to send "non-lethal" aid to rebels.

Details of what the assistance will be remain vague.

But referring to suicide attacks in Syrian cities in recent months and to 9/11 in the US in 2001, a...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Mural of al-Assad - accused of being 'delusional' by London (Photo: james_gordon_losangeles)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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