DAMASCUS, Aug. 26 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview that the United States would face "failure" if it decided to intervene militarily in Syria.
Assad made the remarks in the recent interview with the Russian newspaper, Izvestia, published on Monday, during which he said that "America waged several wars but it had never been able to achieve the political goal that it desired ahead of its wars and it couldn't also convince its people about the feasibility of such wars or to convince the people of the region with its policies and ideas."
"The superpowers are capable of waging wars, yes, but are they capable of achieving victory?" Assad questioned.
In case the United States decided to start a war, "It would collide with the same thing that it had collided with during all of its wars from Vietnam till now: failure," Assad said.
The remarks came as the U.S. administration is recently mulling over options about military intervention in Syria following recent reports of chemical weapons' use in the unrest-torn country, as the Obama administration warned before that using such weapons would be crossing a "red line" that could trigger responses, including the force.
"Their wars have failed since Vietnam... haven't they learned that their wars didnot enable them to achieve anything but destroying the countries that they battled and creating a situation of instability in the Middle East and other world countries," Assad said in the interview whose contents were carried by Syrian official SANA news agency.
Meanwhile, the embattled leader slammed the Western accusations that his administration used chemical weapons against the rebels, most recently in the eastern countryside of the capital Damascus, saying it is "politicized."
He contended that the accusations came against the backdrop of the Syrian troops progressed in the face of the rebels.
He said his administration is awaiting the results of the UN chemical investigation team's probe. The UN investigation team is set to start its probe in the countryside of Damascus Monday, a day after the Syrian government granted it access to the site of the attacks.
On Aug. 21, the Syrian opposition claimed 1,300 people were killed in a chemical weapon attack by the government on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus, which was strongly denied by the Syrian government.
The attack took place just two days after a group of UN inspectors began an investigation into alleged use of chemical weapons in the northern Khan al-Assal town and two other undisclosed locations.
The UN inspectors were set up at the request of the Syrian government in March.