08.12.2011 12.Kislev. 5772
Syrian president tells ABC news acts of violence have been committed by individuals, not ordered by gov't.
Syrian President Bashar Assad told ABC News in an interview aired Wednesday that he is not directly responsible for acts of violence committed by his security forces since an uprising against the Alawite president began in Syria in March of this year, and denied reports of torture by the Syrian army.
Speaking with Barbara Walters, Assad said that "There is a difference between a deliberate policy of repression, and the presence of some errors committed by some officials. There is a great difference", Assad reportedly said, adding that acts of violence were carried out by "individuals", and not ordered by the Syrian government….