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The foreign minister of Syria today accused the united states of supporting terrorism.
For backing that country's rebel forces and for calling on the regime to step down.
And his statement came as heavy fighting moved into one of the series' most historic areas today government forces battle for control of -- let those old city.
Rebels claim to control 90% of that old city amid constant government airstrikes and mortar fire.
A fire has also reportedly damaged the ancient market district in the city of two and a half million people we can't confirm any of that.
At the United Nations today the country's foreign minister slain in the United States -- Britain France and others claiming the nations are responsible for the bloodshed.
-- that this they also wonder.
To what extent.
Made by -- -- in Saudi Arabia Turkey the United States -- and others.
So what extent.
-- these statements.
Which clearly insight and support terrorism in Syria -- money weapons and foreign fighters.
To what extent are these and aligned with the international responsibilities.
Of these countries.
In combating terrorism.
Of course human rights groups blame the Syrian regime for much of the killing in the eighteen month uprising.
In fact observers say as many as 30000 people have done already died since the conflict began.
She talks were chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt live at the United Nations force again tonight Jonathan that.
Foreign minister's speech -- raise a lot of eyebrows in that place.
To say the least -- it amounted to an argument.
That Syria is in -- essentially in a battle for survival all -- it's government it is a war of self defense.
The country has in his words being overrun.
And that they are being aided abetted.
And encouraged by outside forces including at the united states -- the ones who are suffering months according to the foreign minister.
All the government and their representatives listen.
Let that -- -- the men have you Syria has lost thousands of marchers.
From a -- its military ranks them and civilians.
As a price for its efforts to defend the integrity of the Syrian state.
And its citizens and the phase of this global terrorist campaign.
The Syrian foreign minister also said his government remains committed.
And willing to full tilt all the opposition groups in an effort to find a solution those opposition groups not surprisingly.
Dismiss those comments as outrageous.
And unrealistic -- -- we've been reporting on serious stockpile of chemical weapons and the UN Secretary General addressed those weapons today.
Yeah obviously a lot of concern raised last week by the defense sector Leon Panetta when he said there is some evidence that some of those chemical weapons stockpiles.
Have been moved as a result perhaps all of that information.
The UN Secretary General -- a stock warning today to president Assad of Syria listen.
I once again emphasize that fundamental responsibility.
Of the Syrian government.
To ensure the safety and security team -- any such as stock price.
They use of such efforts would be an outrageous crime with a -- you know consequences.
Although given the lack of action from the UN on anything to do with Syria warnings of dire consequences from the Secretary General.
A likely to be taken with a healthy dose of pinch of salt by the Syrian -- Duncan wrote a book before we wrap things up -- the if the United Nations.
I had no idea that the United States was ready to start a war with North Korea to take over all of Asia -- -- Yeah those -- the claims made today by North Korea's vice.
Foreign minister who delivered a startling speech perhaps trying to one up the Syrians in terms of being divorced from -- reality.
He said that the US is trying to use the Korean Peninsula as a bridge head for the complete -- not to domination of the entire.
Continent of Asia and it is US policies rather than North Korean ones which risque as he put its thumb -- -- will all all the Korean Peninsula in the absence of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
North Korea's foreign minister gets my prize for the most bizarre speech of this United Nations General Assembly -- And Jonathan Hunt on Manhattan's east side Jonathan thank you.
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