Syria's Assad vows to fight "terrorists" with "iron fist"

January 10, 2012 11:59 pm 

DAMASCUS, Jan. 10 — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday vowed to fight "terrorists" in his country with "iron fist," saying that the "terrorists" are working to pave the way for foreign interventions.

In the president's first national address in more than six months, Assad said no one can deny that fighting the "terrorists" is the right policy and pledged the government's continued efforts to ensure the country's security.

Assad also said the "terrorists" and those behind them do not wish to see reforms happen for Syria but rather they wish to see the unrest-hit country open for foreign interventions. (PNA/Xinhua) DCT/utb

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