Syria's Assad takes ill during speech, returns to blast U.S. sanctions

World 12-8-2020 CBC World 26
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that sweeping new U.S. sanctions amounted to a new stage of economic warfare against his government and were part of Washington's long-standing efforts to "choke" Syrians' living standards.


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