Speaking in an interview with Al Alam News Network, he further noted that the involvement of Americans and Zionists has prevented peace in southern Syria.
"We were faced with two options", he continued, "reconciliation or liberation by force".
Faced with the defiance of Syria's allies, Israeli occupation forces have grown increasingly desperate and attempted to not only whip up sectarian passions pitting Sunni Muslim Syrians against Shias, but have also blamed Iran for causing "millions" of refugees to flee to Europe.
After the prayer, Ulama Mohammed Abdul Sattar Sayyed said that with the firmness of the Syrian army and the prudence of ruler Al-Assad, this Arab country, a symbol of dignity, frustrated the plans and plots of the enemies of Syria and the terrorist criminals.
Israel has carried out missile strikes on what it says are Iranian targets in Syria, and is suspected of being behind a number of other strikes on Iranian and Hezbollah positions.
On Wednesday, Assad said in an interview that his government was still pursing a political solution for the southwest, but would use military force if that failed.
"They tell lies, they talk about chemical weapons, they talk about the bad president killing the good people, freedom, peaceful demonstrations", he added.
The deployment was announced days after the Israel Defense Forces launched a surprise exercise on the Israeli Golan Heights, according to the Times of Israel.
"If we feel in the course of cooperation, coordination or negotiations with the Iranians that we may need Iranian military bases, we will not hesitate (to ask Iran)", Assad explained. Israeli had alleged Iranians for the attacks.
Assad said his Syrian troops are supported by fighters from Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. However, Damascus close proximity with Tehran and Lebanon based Hezbollah continues.