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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Assad: 'Fire Approaching Mideast Powder Keg'
Syria's embattled president struck a defiant tone in his interview with a French newspaper, calling the Middle East a "powder keg."
"The fire is approaching," Assad said, suggesting that Iran and Hezbollah would join Syria in retaliating against the United States and France should the two countries attack Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons, which he strongly denied.