Charlie Rose Interviews Assad

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian president, Bashar Assad, performs Eid prayers in the Hamad Mosque in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Assad prayed early on Sunday at the start of Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The last time he appeared in public was on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 when he gave a speech in parliament. (AP Photo/SANA)


    It's possibly the most coveted sit-down of the year. Famed interviewer Charlie Rose will be airing a discussion with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on his television show Monday, he announced on Sunday's episode of Face the Nation. In the preview of the interview, which took place Sunday in the presidential palace in Damascus, Assad denied involvement in August's chemical-weapons attack. However, he would not confirm or deny the use of such weapons by his regime at large. The interview will air in full on The Charlie Rose Show on PBS Monday night.

    Full discussion will air Monday.

    Charlie Rose raises the curtain on his exclusive interview with Bashar al-Assad.

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