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Syria’s Assad Rejects Resignation Calls

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad doesn’t plan to become another Muammar Gaddafi: he rejected calls for his resignation in a state-TV interview Sunday night and warned foreign countries against an intervention. "Any action against Syria will have greater consequences than they can tolerate," he said. "First because of Syria's geopolitical location, and second because of Syrian capabilities." Assad also said he was working to reintroduce a multiparty system and elections could be held in February.

August 22, 2011 6:17 AM