Syrian information minister says Assad will not step down

By REUTERS
January 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.

"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.

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