Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Barbara Walters confronts Syrian president Assad

Barbara Walters has a transcript at ABC on her interview with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad here.  On Nightline, she said she was surprised how calm the streets were in some places, while demonstrations fomented nearby.  Assad denied the reports of violence against his own people.  

Assad is said to have promised presidential elections by 2014 with opposition parties.  Walters thinks it is too late.  

Walters confronted Assad with the charges made by the UN of his crimes against humanity.  He says that the United Nations is not "credible". 

Wikipedia attribution link for map of Syria.

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