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Assad warns of retaliation for US strike on Syria

Asked in CBS interview what would be repercussions of US strike, Syrian president says 'You should expect everything. Not necessarily from the government'

Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning there will be retaliation against the US for any military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack.

 

In an interview broadcast Monday on CBS, Assad says, "You should expect everything."

 

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Asked to elaborate, Assad says, "You should expect everything. Not necessarily from the government."

In a clear reference to his allies in Iran and the Islamic militant group Hezbollah , Assad warned that his government is "not the only player in this region."

 

 

"You have different parties, you have different factions, you have different ideology. You have everything in this region now," said Assad.

 

He said the US would "pay the price if you are not wise with dealing with terrorists."

 

President Barack Obama is seeking an authorization from Congress to punish Assad for an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack that the administration says Assad ordered.

 

 

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