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Tunisia offers safe haven for Assad

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Moncef Marzouki, the President of Tunisia is offering Syria's President Bashar el-Assad asylum in the north African country.

He told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur that President Assad had to have a safe haven to go to "otherwise he will continue to kill and to kill and to kill".

The Syrian leader was a murderer but saving lives was more important than justice, he said.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 8 March at 04:30, 09:30, 15:30 and 21:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Thursday 8 March at 04:30 GMT and Friday 9 March at 00:30 GMT.

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