While U.S. officials say there are presently about 500 American special forces and other elite personnel already operating inside Syria, Mr. Assad said that "if you want to start genuinely as [the] United States to [defeat the Islamic State] it must be through the Syrian government".
In an interview with Yahoo news, Assad said the report "put into question the credibility of Amnesty International". Trump's travel ban - which has since been blocked by USA courts - prevents all Syrians from entering the U.S.
In an interview with Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff in Damascus, the President said there is photographic evidence available online showing some of the almost 4.8 million displaced Syrians living in Europe as refugees as previous fighters in Syria's six-year civil war.
"The last evidence from Amnesty International will be added to a file that will one day be opened in front of the International Criminal Court to try criminals of the Syrian war", concluded the minister.
The civil war in Syria with the government troops fighting numerous opposition groups and terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State, outlawed in Russian Federation, has been lasting for about six years.
Under former U.S. president Barack Obama, the United States called for Assad's departure and supported rebels fighting to unseat him. He's used this broad label as an excuse not to enter peace talks with certain rebel groups, a decision that likely cost thousands of lives. "We are living in a fake news era".
Critics say it would risk the U.S. military becoming bogged down in Syria's civil war. As long as the USA took a "clear political position on Syria's sovereignty and unity", added Assad. The Syrian president dismissed them as "propaganda". "And it's shame for such organisation to publish a report without a shred of evidence".
There is one area where Assad's viewpoint dovetails which that of most of the rest of the global community: Assad in his interview rejected the idea of setting up safe zones within Syria for refugees and those displaced by the five year civil war.
"It's not a realistic idea at all". Thousands of refugees have been massacred inside so-called "safe zones" during previous wars in Bosnia, Rwanda and Lebanon, which had supposedly been secured by global forces.
Trump has not provided details about the proposed safe zones, except to say he would have the Gulf states pay for them.
This is also the view of the United Nations, though for different reasons.
"So Amnesty International knows more about Syria than me?" he wondered.