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Assad: Risk Of Regional War If West Strikes Syria

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September 02, 2013 AT 10:59 AM
In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, Syria's president warned that the Middle East is a "powder keg" and potential Western military strikes against his country risk triggering a regional war. Assad also was quoted as saying that Syria has challenged the U.S. and France to provide proof to support their allegations that Damascus has used chemical weapons, but that the leaders of both countries "have been incapable of doing that, including before their own peoples."