Top Syrian official rules out Assad departure

A top Syrian official said on Wednesday that the opposition has to let go of its “dream” for a transitional government, saying that such a thing amounts to a coup d’etat and “will never be accepted.” Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said most of the world with the exception of Saudi Arabia and Turkey — two strong backers of insurgents fighting to topple President Bashar Assad — have all but relinquished calls for the Syrian leader to step down, having realized after five years of war that he was fighting against “terrorists” in the country.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4791387,00.html

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