Iran Says Syria’s Assad to Run for 2014 Election

RIA Novosti
Saturday 2nd March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 2 (RIA Novosti) – Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad will run for the country’s next presidential election. “In the next election, President Assad, like others, will take part, and the Syrian people will elect whomever they want,” Aljazeera quoted Salehi as saying. “The official position of Iran is that… Assad will remain legitimate president until the next… election” in 2014, Salehi said. Syria has been locked in an increasingly bloody civil war since demonstrations broke out against President Ass…

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