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Flashback to 2007 ~
President al-Assad: “Everybody knows our 30-year fight with extremists who were called ‘holy fighters’ by US leaders”
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric interviewed Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad at the Presidential Palace in Damascus on September 6th, 2007.
The questions posed to President al-Assad appear all the more insane in light of the U.S.-led genocidal war on Syria since March 2011.
It is also worth bearing in mind that on the day of this interview, the Israeli Air Force launched an attack on the Syrian territory across Turkey’s border with Syria. (http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/un-documents/document/Golan%20Heights%20S2007%20537.php)
Full transcription from: “President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to the American TV station CBS”
SANA via Souria.com, 9 September 2007
CBS: Mr. President, first of…
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