Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

In a rare public speech, Syria's president Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue his crackdown on what he called a foreign-backed "conspiracy" against his country; an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in a Tehran car-bombing; and a video that apparently showed U.S. Marines urinating on Afghan corpses drew Pentagon and NATO condemnation. David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Elise Labott of CNN, and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

In a rare public speech, Syria's president Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue his crackdown on what he called a foreign-backed "conspiracy" against his country; an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in a Tehran car-bombing; and a video that apparently showed U.S. Marines urinating on Afghan corpses drew Pentagon and NATO condemnation. David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Elise Labott of CNN and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

David Ignatius

columnist, The Washington Post; contributor to “Post Partisan” blog on washingtonpost.com. His latest book is titled "Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage."

Elise Labott

senior State Department producer for CNN.

James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal.

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