In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denies ordering the military to brutally crackdown on protesters who have risen up throughout Syria.
"To be frank with you, Barbara, I don't believe you," Assad says.
Assad contends that most of those who have died have been his own supporters.
The Syrian leader also dismissed recent sanctions and condemnation by the Western nations, the Arab League, and the United Nations.
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