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Syrian president talks to Charlie Rose

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Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad is speaking out in his first television interview since President Obama asked congress to authorize a strike against Syria.

Assad spoke with Charlie Rose, co-host of CBS This Morning, Sunday in Damascus.

Rose asked him about changes over the years, that's led some people today to consider him a "butcher." He also asked Assad if he believes Washington will go ahead with military action against his country.

The White House says more than 1,400 people died in a chemical attack last month. An estimated 400 children died.

The House and Senate convene Monday afternoon after a 5-week recess to take-up the issue. President Obama is expected to address the issue publicly Tuesday evening during a televised address.

The last time Rose interviewed Assad was in May of 2010.

James Brierton

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