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Syrian Speaker warns US over action in letter

5 September 2013 Last updated at 23:26 BST

The Speaker of the Syrian Parliament has sent a letter to the Speaker of the US House of Representatives urging Congress members not to rush into reckless action against Syria.

The BBC's Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen, is one of the few international journalists in Damascus. He gives analysis on the content and the intended effect of the letter.