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Syria: Assad suffers 'low blood pressure' during speech to People’s Assembly05:44

Syria: Assad suffers 'low blood pressure' during speech to People’s Assembly

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus
August 12, 2020 at 21:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the United States needs "terrorists" in the region during a speech in front of the members of the People’s Assembly, Damascus, Wednesday. Assad had to interrupt his speech for several minutes due to what he called sudden "low blood pressure."

“The United States needs those terrorists not only in Syria but also in Iraq, Libya, and Yemen among other places. I am not talking here about specific terrorists, rather all of them, most notably ISIS," Assad said.

The 54-year-old president felt unwell during his speech as he coughed and then left the stage for a while.

"Actually I haven’t had any food since yesterday afternoon, and this is why I had low blood pressure, I just had some salt and sugar to return to normal again," he said upon returning.

The Syrian Presidency website confirmed that Assad’s speech was interrupted for a few minutes as he suffered a sudden low blood pressure, before resuming his speech normally.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the United States needs "terrorists" in the region during a speech in front of the members of the People’s Assembly, Damascus, Wednesday. Assad had to interrupt his speech for several minutes due to what he called sudden "low blood pressure."

“The United States needs those terrorists not only in Syria but also in Iraq, Libya, and Yemen among other places. I am not talking here about specific terrorists, rather all of them, most notably ISIS," Assad said.

The 54-year-old president felt unwell during his speech as he coughed and then left the stage for a while.

"Actually I haven’t had any food since yesterday afternoon, and this is why I had low blood pressure, I just had some salt and sugar to return to normal again," he said upon returning.

The Syrian Presidency website confirmed that Assad’s speech was interrupted for a few minutes as he suffered a sudden low blood pressure, before resuming his speech normally.

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