Continuing, he said that his army will take back "every inch" of the country, claiming that he has the "support" of his people.
"They (the Russians) never, during our relation, try to dictate, even if there are differences", he said, according to SANA's transcript of the interview, given in English.
Syria's conflict began in 2011 with peaceful protests against the Assad family's decades-long rule.More news: United States military in Korea says no guidance on cancelling war games
On the British and U.S. intervention in Syrian territory, the ruler said that it is illegal, while the Russian presence is legitimate as in the case of Iran, since both Moscow and Tehran were called by the Syrian government.
"That's very natural, but at the end the only decision about what's going on in Syria and what's going to happen, it's a Syrian decision", he said.
When pressed on whether Russian Federation knew in advance of airstrikes carried out by Israel, Assad responded, "That's not true, that's not true, definitely".
The newspaper reported that the concealing of identities stems from fears of additional Israeli attacks, and is an attempt to prevent Israel from targeting Iran-allied fighters in Syria.More news: United Kingdom minister resigns, plans to rebel over parliament's Brexit role
Also Dia Hariri, an anti-regime activist from Daraa, stressed that Hezbollah and Iran have for years worked to establish themselves in the Syrian south, saying: "I do not think that Iran is ready to leave without a war after all these efforts within Syria". At the same time, both groups are openly hostile toward Israel, and the Israeli military has preemptively struck when it feels threatened by their presence close to its border.
Russian President Vladimir Putin understands that Israel enters Syria, "so, how would any country faced with an enemy that wants to destroy it", said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Israeli air strikes on Iranian military targets on Syrian territory.
In the new interview, Assad also blasted the American and British governments for "interfering" with his nation's sovereignty.
He added that numerous fighters from Lebanon, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan have obtained Syrian identity documents, while another military commander said these IDs belonged to men who died in combat during the past years.More news: CDC: 'Throw away' pre-cut melons after salmonella outbreak
"The whole approach toward Syria in the West is, 'we have to change this government; we have to demonise this President, because they don't suit our policies anymore.'" he said.