Pointing fingers at Washington, he said:
"The colonialist nature of the West has not changed. From the colonialist standpoint, regional countries should not move according to their national interests and if any country moves against their (Western) values and interests, they say no, like what happened in the case of Iran's nuclear program."
"Western states are opposed to Iran's access to nuclear knowhow; they are more fearful of Iran's expertise in the nuclear field than what they claim to be a nuclear bomb."
He also called insurgents "gangs of mercenaries and criminals." Outside forces are directing them.
For them and their sponsors, "reforms are not important, since the very forces that claimed (a lack of) reforms were the problem. They never benefited from them...all they wanted was (continued) unrest."
He heavily criticized Arab League states. Their policies harm their own people. They supported NATO's war on Libya.
"Syria was the only country that opposed the move and therefore we had to pay the price for this policy."
"Consequently, immediately following our decision," Western states "acted through the Arab League to put the attack on Syria on their agenda."