Syrian president Bashar Assad warned Monday that the U.S. should “expect every action” in retaliation if the White House follows through with a proposed strike against his regime.

Speaking in a rare interview with Charlie Rose on CBS’s “This Morning,” Assad said the U.S. wouldn’t only be dealing with a response from his government, but also from terrorists in the region who may have chemical weapons of their own.

“You should expect everything,” Assad said. “You should expect everything. Not necessarily from the government. It’s not only the government are not the only player in this region. You have different parties, you have different factions, you have different ideology. You have everything in this region now. So you have to expect that.”

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