Syria's Assad Denies Ordering Deadly Crackdown as...

Aired: 12/7/2011 | 0:04:44 | Clip
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad denied in a Wednesday interview that he ordered a deadly crackdown on protesters. Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR's Deborah Amos, reporting from Beirut, about how the interview will be viewed inside Syria, the state of the uprising in Homs and the effects of sanctions on businesses and citizens.