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West Trying to Find Asylum for Assad in Russia – Newspaper

Posted By admin On July 4, 2012 @ 3:03 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RIA Novosti [1]
July 4, 2012

Western countries are trying to talk Russia into inviting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and granting him political asylum, but Moscow opposes such plans, the Kommersant business daily reported on Wednesday citing a Russian diplomatic source.

“Western countries, first of all the United States, are actively trying to convince Moscow that it should grant the Syrian leader political asylum,” the daily wrote.

“[But] we have not had any such plans,” the source said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in March that Moscow was not offering political asylum to al-Assad.

Kommersant’s source in the diplomatic mission of a Western country has neither confirmed nor denied the report on the offer allegedly made to Russia.

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[1] RIA Novosti: http://en.rian.ru/world/20120704/174392032.html

[2] Russia Denies Snowden Has Applied For Political Asylum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-denies-snowden-has-applied-for-political-asylum.html

[3] Russia lifts nationals out of Syria. Moscow, Iran arm Assad for major armored push: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-lifts-nationals-out-of-syria-moscow-iran-arm-assad-for-major-armored-push.html

[4] Moscow Warns West of ‘Big War’ in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moscow-warns-west-of-%e2%80%98big-war%e2%80%99-in-syria.html

[5] Russian FM Unaware of US Spy Leaker’s Asylum Request: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-fm-unaware-of-us-spy-leaker%e2%80%99s-asylum-request.html

[6] Snowden requested asylum in Moscow, but withdrew it when asked to cease ‘anti-US activity’ – Kremlin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-requested-asylum-in-moscow-but-withdrew-it-when-asked-to-cease-anti-us-activity-kremlin.html

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