President Bashar al-Assad on Syrian State TV
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President Bashar al-Assad of Syria: 'If there is violence, it should be met'

President Bashar al-Assad has told Syrian State TV that ''the solution in Syria remains a political one, but if there is violence, it should be met''.

The president added that ''police, security, riot police - any country in the world, they use these means to quash any anti-social behaviour''.

A UN delegation has arrived in Syria to assess humanitarian needs, as security forces continue to suppress anti-government protesters.

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