Nightly News   |  January 10, 2012

Syria’s president refuses to step down

In Bashar Assad’s first speech since June he vowed to use an “iron fist” when dealing with “terrorists.” NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> go aheadrd. in syria, a defiant president assad gave his first national address in june, dismissing all suggestions that he give up power there, even as his government's bloody ten-month crackdown on syria's uprising goes on. the death toll so far estimated to be north of 5,000 people. now to