Syria's President Bashar Assad claimed in an interview that countries conspiring against Syria have "used up all their tools" in their campaign to overthrow his regime. The remarks came as ... more 
Syria's President Bashar Assad claimed in an interview that countries conspiring against Syria have "used up all their tools" in their campaign to overthrow his regime. The remarks came as Western-backed Syrian opposition figures gathered in Turkey for talks on electing a new leadership. Assad rejected the idea that what has been happening in Syria since more than two years is a revolution. Instead, he insisted it is a conspiracy by Western and some Arab states to destabilize his country. Just two months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry approved $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid to Egypt ? the second largest recipient of such help after Israel. In the past, American aid to Egypt has included armored personnel carriers, helicopters, anti-aircraft missiles, surveillance systems, fighter jets and tanks, as well as training as the U.S. poured more than $70 billion in military and economic aid into Egypt since 1948. The chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court Adli Mansour, was sworn in as the nation's interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, while the army launched a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails. less 
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Thu, Jul 4, 2013 2:34 PM EDT