This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking during an interview with Al-Manar TV, owned by the militant Hezbollah group,

 

              This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking during an interview with Al-Manar TV, owned by the militant Hezbollah group,
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking during an interview with Al-Manar TV, owned by the militant Hezbollah group, in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, May 30, 2013. The State Department's “Country Reports on Terrorism” for 2012 left unchanged the U.S. list of “state sponsors of terrorism.” Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria remain on that blacklist, although Iran was singled out as the worst offender and Syria was taken to task for the ongoing brutal crackdown on opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime. (AP Photo/SANA)