President Bashar al-Assad sworn in for a new term, addresses Syrians in milestone speech
Damascus – President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday (16/7/2014) before the members of the People’s Assembly.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, the President delivered a speech in which he first saluted the Syrian people.
Below is the full text of the President’s speech following the swearing-in ceremony:
Honourable Syrians, Free Syrian Revolutionaries,
Three years and four months have passed since some declared, on your behalf: “The People want.” Yes, The People wanted…. The People decided… The People took action.
A few years ago, some called for freedom – your response was to remain free in the age of subservience, to be masters in the age of slaves. They patronised you with their calls for democracy – your response was to show your will in the most democratic manner possible and refuse foreign intervention in your national affairs; you chose your constitution, you chose your parliament, you chose your…
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