Syrian information minister says Assad will not step down
LAST UPDATED: 01/22/2014 14:53
MONTREUX - Syria's Information Minister said on Wednesday that President Bashar Assad will not step down, as demanded by some of the international powers seeking to end the country's protracted conflict.
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"Assad isn't going," Omaran Zoabi told journalists on the sidelines of UN-sponsored face-to-face peace talks in the Swiss resort of Montreux.