Syria's Assad says not concerned about UN draft resolution: China state TV

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Fox News channel in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on September 19, 2013. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was "not
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Fox News channel in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on September 19, 2013. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was "not concerned" about a draft resolution that the United States, the United Kingdom and France have submitted to the UN Security Council to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control, China's state broadcaster said on Monday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was "not concerned" about a draft resolution that the United States, the United Kingdom and France have submitted to the UN Security Council to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control, China's state broadcaster said on Monday.

Mr Assad was quoted as saying to state television CCTV in an interview that by submitting the draft, "the US, France, and Britain are just trying to make themselves winners in a war against a Syria which is their imaginary enemy."

Mr Assad also said China and Russia "are playing a positive role in the UN Security Council to ensure any excuse for military action against Syria will not stand."