Syrian FM: Assad will remain President until 2014

May 30, 2013 05:01


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Syrian President Bashar Assad is not planning to go anywhere anytime soon, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem clarified on Wednesday.

AFP quoted Muallem as saying that Assad will run for a third term in 2014 if the people want him to.

"Do you want the president to resign before the [Geneva] conference? That is not possible," Muallem was quoted as having told Beirut-based news channel Al-Mayadeen.

"Will President Assad run for a third term or won't he, that will depend on conditions in 2014 and the will of the people," Muallem added.

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