(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.
In a ceremony at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, people paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to our great nation.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.