Assad: My responsibility Restoring Stability to Bring Refugees back to Syria

Weighing in on one of the most contentious issues in American politics - the danger posed to host countries by the 4.8 million people who have fled from Syria's civil war - Syrian dictator Bashar Assad told Yahoo News that some of the refugees are "definitely" terrorists.

However, Assad could not estimate how numerous refugees were terrorists - but he added "you don't need a significant number to commit atrocities".

On allowing global organizations to visit the prison and inspect the allegations, Assad said that such approval relies on the credibility of the organization, "because they could use such a visit to demonize the Syrian government more and more, like what is happening now".

But that hasn't stopped the leader of the war-torn country from employing his counterpart's language to describe an Amnesty International report that up to 13,000 prisoners were executed by his regime.

Under former USA president Barack Obama, the United States called for Assad's departure and supported rebels fighting to unseat him.

- Assad said he would welcome US troops into Syria with open arms, but only if they were willing to cooperate with his own troops and respected his country's sovereignty. "You can forge anything these days".

Fact check: A report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation published in July 2015 concluded that the images show no evidence of being manipulated and "appear to depict real people and events".

"We're living in a fake news era, as you know", he continued.

He also rejected Trump's plan to carve out safe zones for civilians in Syria. "It's not a realistic idea at all", Assad said according to the transcript.

Assad was pressed on his opposition to safe zones, considering that almost half the population of Syria has been displaced by the war.

Donald Trump's had ordered a ban on citizens travelling from seven countries - Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq - from entering America over a 90-day period on grounds of national security.

Other US politicians and officials have long supported the idea of safe zones in Syria, including Democrats such as Trump's presidential rival Hillary Clinton.

"The first thing you have to ask: why were they displaced?"

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