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CBS News is set to air a Charlie Rose interview of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on its morning and evening newscasts on Monday.
CBS has billed the interview as the first television questioning that Assad has been given in two years. Rose interviewed Assad in Damascus at the presidential palace on Sunday, the network said in a statement.
Clips from the interview will first appear on CBS’ morning show on Monday. The interview will also be aired on The Charlie Rose Show on PBS at 9 pm ET.
Meanwhile, President Obama will tape six interviews on Monday with CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN and Fox News that will air later that night.
Obama is expected to make the case for why Congress should authorize the use of military force against Syria after the Assad regime’s alleged chemical weapons use on its civilians.
Rose previewed the Assad interview on Face the Nation on Sunday. Rose said that Assad denied “that he had anything to do with the attack.”
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