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Tele interview: Timing of Assad's speech

01-11-2012 12:30 BJT

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For more on Bashar al-Assad’s speech and Syrian situation, we are now joined by Li Guofu, director and research fellow at the Middle East Studies Center at China Institute of International Studies.

Q1: Why has Bashar al-Assad chosen this time to give a speech to his country? What are the reasons behind it?

Q2: What kind of impact is this speech likely to have on the future course of Syria? Will this mean changes for the country, as well as the region?

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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