Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Saturday took the constitutional oath for another term as president after winning presidential elections in Syria by a landslide.
At a ceremony in Damascus, Assad took the oath before Syria speaker and members of the people’s Assembly in the presence of political, party, media, religious figures and families of the martyrs and the inured.
Addressing the attendees, Assad stressed that liberation of the Syrian territories from terrorists and their US and Turkish backers is a priority.
He described Russia and Iran as trusted friends that had a role in cleansing Syria from terrorism.
Assad, meanwhile, hailed the Syrian nation’s awareness and national belonging.
“You have proven that peoples’ determination in defending their rights won’t weaken whatsoever the colonists have prepared. They have sought to make it a chaos that burns our homeland, but, through your national unity, you have shot the coup de grace at the projects that targeted the homeland,” the Syrian president said, as quoted by SANA news agency.
Assad said that stability of society is the top of postulates, stressing that anything which affects its security and safety is absolutely rejected.
“I repeat call on all those who have been deceived and bet on the collapse of the homeland and on the fall of the state to return to lap of the homeland. Such bets have fallen and the homeland has remained.”
“Our trust in our army that it will achieve liberation even after a while… and our belief in ourselves, our history and our civilization…this trust has achieved the impossible, and this is we need today to confront the economic war.”
He noted that the next stage is to concentrate on investments in the alternative energy as the solution to the electricity problem.