Nasrallah: Assad must be part of any future peace accord in Syria

ByREUTERS
June 6, 2014 22:41

Assad is struggling to end a more than three-year revolt which started as peaceful anti-government demonstrations that descended into civil war.

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Lebanons Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a memorial service in Beiruts southern suburbs.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Syrian President Bashar Assad's landslide election victory means that his civil war foes can no longer call for his departure as a precondition for peace, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday.

The leader of the Lebanese group that has sent fighters to back the president, described the vote as a victory for Syria. Assad's foes called the election a charade.



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"This election tells the opposition and all regional countries and the world that any political solution in Syria begins and ends with President Bashar Assad," Nasrallah told supporters via a video link.

"You can no longer put the resignation of the president as a pre-condition."


Assad is struggling to end a more than three-year revolt which started as peaceful anti-government demonstrations that descended into civil war.

Assad's opponents say his resignation is a precondition for any future peace agreement.

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