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West Trying to Find Asylum for Assad in Russia – Newspaper

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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