Syrian President Denies Any Crackdown

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Syrian President Bashar al Assad has denied any suggestion that he ordered a bloody crackdown against protesters demanding that he resign. He insists that any violence is the work of criminals, terrorists and sympathizers with al Qaeda. In an exclusive interview with ABC's Barbara Walters, he also denied reports that on his orders Syrian troops have killed their own people, including children. Rania Abouzeid is in Beirut for Time magazine.

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Guest:
Rania Abouzeid - freelance journalist - @RaniaAb

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper