The Associated Press
  • This image made from video shows Syrian President Bashar Assad during an interview broadcast on Al-Manar Television on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

    The comments were in line with a forceful and confident message the regime has been sending in recent days, even as the international community attempts to launch a peace conference in Geneva.

    LAST UPDATE : May 30, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT
  • Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of the two Boston bombing suspects, shows videos on an iPad she says show her sons could not have been involved in last month's Boston Marathon bombings in Makhachkala, regional capital of Dagestan, Russia, Thursday, May 30, 2013.

    Suspect's parents have held fast to their belief that their sons were framed for the April 15 bombings killed three people and wounded more than 260.

    LAST UPDATE : May 30, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT
  • FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 file photo shows Syrian President Bashar Assad during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, at the presidency in Tehran, Iran.

    Bashar Assad's comment on the arrival of the long-range S-300 air defense missiles in Syria will further ratchet up tensions in the region.

    LAST UPDATE : May 30, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT