RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev interviewing President Assad at the presidential residence in Damascus
Pundita note: I've made numerous light edits (a few in brackets) throughout the transcript. This makes the translation from the spoken to written word easier to understand, especially for readers who aren't as knowledgeable about the Syrian war as Assad and Gazdiev. I've also omitted SANA's introduction to the transcript, which relies on quotes from the interview that are easily misunderstood when read out of context.
31 May 2018 - SANA