(CBS NEWS) – Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning there will be significant ramifications if the United States decides to conduct targeted air strikes in his country.
In an exclusive interview with CBS's Charlie Rose, Assad continued to deny his government used chemical weapons on its own people.
Assad says if the U.S. takes military action, other countries in the region could retaliate:
"It's not only about Syria. It's interlinked region. If you strike somewhere you have to expect repercussions somewhere else."
Lawmakers in the U.S. and in Russia are proposing Assad turn over his chemical weapons in order to avoid air strikes.
Assad's government supports the idea and the White House says it will consider it.
President Obama will address the nation on the crisis Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. CBS 8 will air Obama's address live.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
Terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain, this week have provoked nationwide vigils and displays of unity, including here in San Diego County.
Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected Friday and Saturday.
Coming together to celebrate diversity was the message of a block party Friday night in North Park – which took on new meaning after the violence in Virginia.
Laguna Beach in Orange County is gearing up for a large anti-immigration rally this weekend and police are preparing for any trouble that may come out of the “America First” protest set for Sunday.
The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities.