January 10, 2012
Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech Tuesday at Damascus University, Syria. Assad said he will not step down, insisting he still has his people’s support despite a 10-month-old uprising against him.
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By turns defiant and threatening, President Bashar Assad vowed Tuesday to use an “iron hand” to crush what he called the terrorists and saboteurs behind Syria’s 10-month-old uprising in which thousands of people have been killed.