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Bashar al-Assad: Peace plan hindered by some countries

07-09-2012 09:11 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says U.N. envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan was being hindered by certain countries. In a rare interview with Western media, al-Assad accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of providing weapons to the rebels and Turkey of giving logistical help to smuggle in supplies.

He also said that the United States has offered political support to the insurgents. The president was further quoted as saying that he won’t step down "in the face of national challenges."

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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