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October 1st, 2012
09:49 AM ET

CNN Foreign Reporter Elise Labott on Syrian Foreign Minister's address at U.N. General Assembly

Syria’s Foreign Minister is slated to address the U.N. General Assembly this morning. The annual meeting wraps up today with Syria on the agenda while the crisis there has been the focal issue for world leaders throughout the session. CNN’s Foreign Reporter Elise Labott joins Zoraida Sambolin on “Early Start” this morning with details on what to expect from the speech.

Labott expects the minister “is going to make a vigorous defense of the regime’s activities.” Labott says throughout the session Syria’s foreign minister has been “lumping all the opposition, even the peaceful protestors, in with these rebels and insurgents that have been bombing a lot of regime facilities.” She expects him to say, “‘Listen, We need to crack down on terrorism. And you need to crack down on states like Qatar and Saudi Arabia who are funding these guys.'”

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