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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Syria Releases Video of Fox News Interview With Assad

President Bashar al-Assad’s office, which promoted his “television dialogue” with the Fox News contributor Dennis Kucinich online before the channel even acknowledged that it had taken place, posted video of the complete interview on its YouTube channel as soon as the broadcast began Wednesday night.

Video of Bashar al-Assad speaking with Dennis Kucinich and Greg Palkot of Fox News in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, posted on the YouTube channel of the Syrian presidency.

At one point, Mr. Assad defended the use of force to put down the uprising against his rule, which has led to tens of thousands of deaths, by comparing it to the use of soldiers and Marines to quell rioting in Los Angeles in 1992. “What did you do in Los Angeles in the ’90s, when you had rebels?” he said. “Didn’t you send your army? You did.”