Syria's Assad says peace talks tied to ending aid to 'terrorists'

BEIRUT Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:13am EDT

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with al-Mayadin television station, in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA October 21, 2013. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with al-Mayadin television station, in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA October 21, 2013.

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who met with United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Wednesday, said the success of peace talks was tied to "stopping support for terrorist groups."

He was quoted on state television as saying "the success of any political solution is tied to stopping support for terrorist groups and pressuring their patron states". It was not clear if he was speaking to Brahimi.

(Reporting by Oliver Holmes and Stephen Kalin; editing by Mike Collett-White)

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could not agree with him more! there are more terrorists than Syrians.

Oct 30, 2013 8:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JackHerer wrote:
@purplehaze77340 – how do you know that there are more terrorists than Syrians? Because Assad told you?

You are clearly a dictator’s dream – happily swallowing their propaganda because it plays to your hatreds.

Being so gullible, you are in danger of waking up one day feeling very dirty and used Mr Haze. That’s if you are not just one of Assad’s paid apologists (or one of the Russian sub-contractors on the subject).

Russia could have stopped this war years ago by not arming Assad to the teeth. Russian weapons have destroyed Syria and murdered thousands upon thousands of innocents. Russian arms to Assad is the thing which needs to stop first to have any hope of this terrible conflict ending.

An extremist enemy in Syria favours Assad first and foremost – it’s why Russia has helped Assad fester and culture this “terrorist” threat.

I’m sorry if you are too naïve to realise this purplehaze. Cruel foreign dictators are playing you like a fool (unless they are paying you of course – it’s hard to tell).

Oct 30, 2013 11:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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