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PBS - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2013

Assad Tells PBS’ Charlie Rose Syria Prepared to Retaliate if Hit

PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, right, interviewed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Sunday in Damascus. His interview will air on PBS at 9 p.m. EDT Monday. PBS NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan spoke to Rose Sunday. Listen to their conversation below.

By Hari Sreenivasan

Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Charlie Rose on Sunday that he is preparing for a U.S. strike, and that Syria and some of their allies would retaliate if one occurs.

Categories: International Affairs




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2013

‘I Always Reserve The Right’ To Act, Obama Says Of Syria

By Mark Memmott

Though he says he did not ask Congress to authorize the use of force against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime "as a symbolic gesture," President Obama repeated Wednesday that "I always reserve the right and responsibility to act on behalf of America's national security."


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2013

Foreign Relations Committee Comes To Agreement On Syria

By Eyder Peralta

A few hours after finishing up a hearing on the Obama administration's proposed military intervention in Syria, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came to a bipartisan agreement that would allow President Obama to use force against Syria, but would also give him a time limit.






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