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-- Fox News alert and breaking developments out of Syria and that country's defiant president.
Which are all aside getting this first public address in more than six months.
Repeatedly denouncing the growing opposition against him and showing no signs of backing down -- did -- following this live from our mideast.
We -- what else did we hear.
Rick essentially this is the same mold from president -- did say something kind of interest to you go acknowledged now quote we are -- war he also offered up this peace plan and sort some kind of negotiations this cease fire essentially no it's exactly the same thing he's offered in -- -- it's important to note he's really.
Giving the Russians and diplomatic firepower you're saying look you guys want me to talk about.
Having a new government come in I'm happy to talk about it and getting the rebels the chance to pass on that deal which they did.
Almost immediately is -- -- look at the optics of this speech hundreds of people -- cheering crowd there.
Inside Damascus at one of the major theaters there the opera hall inside.
Damascus -- -- given live on state television.
It was clearly meant to rally the troops especially the regime loyalists of whom there are a lot especially among who's our white sack which is a small minority of the population -- Syria.
But controls much of Syrian particularly important there.
In the army and in the air force the -- -- their part said almost immediately that this was a disgrace they have no interest in talking.
While president -- -- in power instead they are going.
There fight and zero interest in terms of negotiating with president aside in the past -- -- there's no point in negotiating while -- -- still -- other point.
That aside -- is which is what he's been out for the past two years or so he's he's been blaming.
Foreign fighters foreign governments for inciting this uprising it has turned in.
To this civil war and he's also continued to point.
Al-Qaeda influences among the rebels with -- are seeing a growing number of -- -- -- for front which the US State Department.
Has designated a terrorist organization.
Among other G Heidi groups that are now getting involved in springing up not necessarily interested so much -- -- And democratic Syria as they are -- in creating an Islamic state.
Inside Syria probably -- key point.
To take from this is.
This is a president -- who is not willing to step down he's not going to leave power he doesn't want to try.
To go and acts island where at least not yet it appears to be willing to continue.
This fight against the rebels nine months ago United States State Department issued a statement saying that they thought Damascus was gonna fall.
In about 36 hours that was nine months ago as the president -- he's -- in on any ability.
The whole want -- power when you saw him they are today speaking he didn't appear to be a man.
Under great -- and be here to be a man.
It was about to lose power if -- to -- and defiant.
A little bit thinner than we've seen before but still very firmly in control of his country or at least the part of the country -- Those loyal to him still maintain their military just grab one -- We live that aired live from the region Leland thank you very much.
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