Sunday, May 19, 2013

'Here to Stay', Syrian President Assad's defiant message

President Bashar al-Assad has said he will not step down, as the conflict in Syria enters its third year. In an interview with Argentinian newspaper Clarin, he said ‘to resign would be to flee’.

He also said US and Russian attempts at peace talks were doomed to failure, claiming that rebel groups were too fractured to enable any kind of ceasefire or summit.

Assad blamed neighbouring states for supporting the insurgency, saying that they want to fuel the violence rather than stop it.

http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/19/here-to-stay-syrian-president-assad-s-defiant-message/