Syrian information minister says Assad will not step down

Reuters , Wednesday 22 Jan 2014

Syria's Information Minister said on Wednesday that President Bashar al-Assad will not step down, as demanded by some of the international powers seeking to end the country's protracted conflict.

"Assad isn't going," Omaran Zoabi told journalists on the sidelines of UN-sponsored face-to-face peace talks in the Swiss resort of Montreux.

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