Syria's Assad calls U.S.-backed militias 'traitors': president's office

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 7:41 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he welcomed any United Nations role in Syrian elections as long as it was linked with Syria's sovereignty, the president's office said on Monday.

In a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in Syria's Hmeimim base, Assad also described the U.S.-backed militias in eastern Syria as "traitors", the president's office said on its social media feed.

(Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; editing by John Stonestreet)