Syria's Assad to give speech on Sunday - state television

BEIRUT Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:52pm EST

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BEIRUT Jan 5 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will deliver a speech on Sunday, state media said, in what will be his first major public statement for weeks on the uprising against his rule.

Syrian television said Assad, who has vowed to crush armed rebels fighting to topple him, would speak about "developments in Syria and the region".

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