In his interview, Mr Assad reiterated the government's denial of blame for the chemical attack.
"This is not my language, so, I can not use similar language".
"This is his language".
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that Iranian advisers and Hezbollah fighters will be withdrawing from the southern regions of Daraa and Quneitra near Israel's Golan Heights.
Mr. Assad told RT Thursday there were no Iranian troops in his country, saying, "We have Iranian officers who work with the Syrian army as help, but they do not have troops".
Meanwhile, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, said on June 1 he believed Israel and his country had reached an agreement on the withdrawal of Iranian forces from the Syrian-Israeli border, the Times of Israel reported early on June 2, hours before Shamkhani's statement was published.