Syria's Assad shown arriving for work in presidency video

'The morning of resilience,' declared a caption accompanying the video circulated on the presidency’s Telegram feed.

FILE: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Picture: AFP

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM - The Syrian presidency posted a video that appeared to show President Bashar al-Assad arriving for work on Saturday hours after a US-led strike on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapon attack.

“The morning of resilience,” declared a caption accompanying the video circulated on the presidency’s Telegram feed, which showed Assad in a suit and tie and carrying a briefcase as he walked into the marble-floored entrance of a building.

Assad did not speak during the video which lasted eight seconds.

'STRIKES IN SYRIA AN IMPORTANT SIGNAL TO IRAN'

US-led strikes in Syria on Saturday are an “important signal” to Iran, Syria and Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, a senior Israeli cabinet minister said.

“The use of chemical weapons crosses a red line that humanity can no longer tolerate,” Yoav Gallant, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet, wrote on Twitter.