Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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President Assad: US 'foolish' to strike Syria

10 September 2013 Last updated at 03:51 BST

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned of the regional repercussions if the US was to launch military action against Syria.

Speaking to Charlie Rose in a PBS interview, the president said the US would be "foolish" to pursue strikes.

"If you strike somewhere you have to expect the repercussions somewhere else in different forms, in ways that you don't expect," he said.