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3:17 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Journalist: 'I Should Never Have Gone Near The Assads'

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 6:06 pm

A video appeal to the wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad asks her to persuade her husband to stop the killing. The campaign for Asma Assad to "stand up for peace" was started by the wives of British and German ambassadors to the United Nations. Melissa Block talks with Joan Juliet Buck, the last American journalist to spend time with the Assad family before the latest civil strife began in Syria.

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