Bashar Al-Assad Says US Is ‘Not Serious' About Defeating ISIS

The Syrian president has held onto power for the last 16 years

A defiant Bashar al-Assad expressed confidence that Syria's bloody war could be won within months, saying Russia's intervention has helped tip the scales toward victory.

Assad spoke exclusively to NBC News on Wednesday at his office in Damascus in a wide-ranging interview about the Syrian war, ISIS, the U.S. and his legacy.

He was unruffled by the State Department branding his vow to retake every inch of Syria as "delusional," saying it was only a matter of time until he regained full control of his country.

"The Syrian army has made a lot of advancement recently," Assad told NBC News. "It won't take more than a few months."

Watch the full interview here.

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