Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have condemned the US and its threats of military intervention during a rally in central Damascus.
The Syrian leader has been on his own media mission, appearing on a US network where he warned the Obama administration that the Middle East is on the brink of an explosion.
“Nobody can tell what the repercussion of the first strike will be – you are not talking about one region, a big region, not only about Syria. It’s an interlinked region, it’s intermingled, interlocked, whatever you want to call it. If you strike somewhere you have to expect the repercussions somewhere else in different forms,” said Assad.
Assad also denied using chemical weapons saying there was “no evidence” to hold his government responsible for last month’s attack.
US intelligence reports claim that over 1,400 men women and children died in the incident and blame Assad forces.