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Syrian President Assad warns that Western military strikes against his country risk a ‘regional war’

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, September 2, 2013 15:03 EDT
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Bashar al Assad via AFP
 
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Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad warned Monday that Western military strikes would risk igniting a “regional war” in the “powder keg” of the Middle East, in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro.

He also said France would face “repercussions” if it took part in US-led plans for military action in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Assad’s regime last month.

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