URGENT ¥¥¥ Assad says Britain wants to arm terrorists in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the British government of wanting to arm terrorists in his country, in a rare interview with a UK newspaper.

"How can we expect them to make the violence less while they want to send military supplies to the terrorists and don't try to ease the dialogue between the Syrians?" Assad told the Sunday Times in a video-taped interview.