Won’t stop, Assad vows; crowd cheers
Syrian’s tone unchanged in 1st speech in 6 months
Posted: January 7, 2013 at 12:19 a.m.
Syrian President Bashar Assad rallied a chanting and cheering crowd Sunday to fight the uprising against his authoritarian rule, dismissing any chance of dialogue with “murderous criminals” that he blames for nearly two years of violence that have left 60,000 dead, according to United Nations estimates.
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