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Peres Tells NBC: Removing Assad is Arab League’s Job (VIDEO)

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NBC – Though Israeli president Shimon Peres denounced Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad as a “murderer” in an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry on Tuesday, he believes it’s not Israel’s place to attempt to remove him from power.

Peres believes the Arab League should take action to remove Assad, whose military has massacred thousands of Syrian civilians and children, according to reports by the United Nations and other human rights groups. However, if the League does not oust Assad, Peres does not believe this is Israel’s fight.

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