Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) speaks during an interview with NBC News in this handout picture provided by SANA on July 14, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (L) speaks during an interview with NBC News in this handout picture provided by SANA on July 14, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) speaks during an interview with NBC News in this handout picture provided by SANA on July 14, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

July 14, 2016 7:39 AM (UTC+8)