... and then look at context:
"Syria’s Assad, in an Interview, Suggests Peace Talks Are Unlikely to Succeed"
"... “We do not believe that many Western countries really want a solution in Syria,” Mr. Assad told Argentina’s Clarín newspaper in an interview published online on Saturday, blaming those countries for supporting “terrorists” fighting his government.“We support and applaud the efforts, but we must be realistic,” he said, referring to efforts by the United States and Russia to broker talks in June. “There cannot be a unilateral solution in Syria; two parties are needed at least.”
Mr. Assad took a hard line throughout the interview, according to a transcript in English provided in advance to The New York Times. (case closed) ..."