Bashar al-Assad speaks to Barbara Walters
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Syria's al-Assad 'feels no guilt' over crackdown

Syria's president has said that he feels no guilt about his crackdown on a 10-month uprising, despite reports of brutality by security forces.

In an interview with the US network ABC, Bashar al-Assad said he had given no orders for violence to be used against protesters but admitted "mistakes" were made.

He also said the UN was not credible and described Syria's membership of the organisation as "a game we play".

Paul Wood reports.

  • 08 Dec 2011