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Full Interview of Syrian President Bashar Assad with Fox News in Damascus (Aired Sep 18, 2013)


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This is the full interview of Syrian President Bashar Assad with former US Congressman and Fox News commentator Dennis Kucinich and Fox News senior correspondent Greg Palkot. The interview was recorded on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Damascus and aired on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Fox News. President Bashar Assad said he is committed to the chemical weapons agreement and vowed to hand over the country's chemical arms to be destroyed. He added that the plan will cost around $1 billion and will take about a year to complete, according to experts' estimates. Assad stated that Syria is ready to hand over its chemical weapons to any country willing to take them. "I think it's a very complicated operation, technically. Assad insisted that government forces were not responsible for the chemical attack in the Ghouta area outside Damascus on August 21. He added that the attack was a violation of international law. "This is despicable. It's a crime." "We have evidence that terrorist groups [have] used sarin gas," he said. "The whole story [that the Syrian government used them] doesn't even hold together...We didn't use any chemical weapons." "Listen to your people," Assad said, addressing US President Obama, who has faced wide opposition at home on his plan to strike Syria. "Follow the common sense of your people." Source: Fox News



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