Assad says flotilla raid made Middle East "more dangerous"
Israel's attack on the Gaza aid flotilla has "destroyed any chance for peace" in the Middle East in the near future, Syrian President Bashar Assad warned in a BBC interview Thursday.
There could be no chance of a peace deal with the current Israeli administration, described by Assad as a "pyromaniac government", DPA reported.
The Middle East was going through "momentous change," Assad said, stressing that his government was working for regional peace.
However, the flotilla incident had made the region "more dangerous" and destroyed any chance for peace in the near future.
"Mainly because it proved that this government is another pyromaniac government, and you cannot achieve peace with such a government," he said in a reference to the Israeli government.