Assad says Syria faces 'real war' waged from outside

By REUTERS
June 3, 2012 12:09

BEIRUT - Syria's President Bashar Assad said on Sunday his country was facing a war waged from outside the country and that terrorism was escalating despite political steps including last month's parliamentary election.

"We are not facing a political problem because if we were this party would put forth a political program. What we are facing is (an attempt) to sow sectarian strife and the tool of this is terrorism," Assad said in a speech to parliament, broadcast on Syrian television.

"The issue is terrorism. We are facing a real war waged from the outside," Assad said.

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