Friday, October 9, 2015   

Syria’s Assad ponders another term, says photo-op opposition figures are a joke
(01-20 16:42)

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told AFP in an exclusive interview there is a “significant'' chance he will stand in presidential elections expected this June, despite opposition demands that he step down.
“I see no reason why I shouldn't stand... [if] there is public desire,'' he said. “In short, we can say that the chances for my candidacy are significant.''
He also dismissed the possibility of naming opposition members abroad to a future government as a "joke.''
"They... come to the border for a 30-minute photo opportunity and then they fled. How can they be ministers in the government?'' he asked. "These propositions are totally unrealistic, but they do make a good joke.''

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