Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Mekdad said Syria is cooperating with a U.N.... more 
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Mekdad said Syria is cooperating with a U.N. team that is investigating an alleged chemical attack last week and vowed the country will defend itself if the U.S. or others launch military action against it. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hassan Ammar
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 11:23 AM EDT