Sunday, June 10, 2012

Iran, Russia Have Offered Asylum to Assad - Post

The Washington Post reported today that Iran and Russia have offered political asylum to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Post report suggested that he would probably go to Russia where he reportedly has transferred billions into his personal account in Moscow. 

The Washington Post also reported on an emerging road map to end the Syrian conflict, whereby a contact group consisting of the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Qatar will be formed to oversee presidential election to choose Assad's successor and a constitutional parliamentary election to draft a new constitution.

The Russian foreign ministry, however, denied reports that Assad is seeking asylum in Russia.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia will not oppose Assad's departure if such a move is a result of a dialogue between Syrians themselves.
"If the Syrians agree (about Assad's departure) between each other, we will only be happy to support such a solution," Lavrov said. "But we believe it is unacceptable to impose the conditions for such a dialogue from outside."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If he is lucky Assad will leave Syria.
As for Iran,it is utterly hated by the Syrian people therefor won't be allowed to monitor new elections in Syria.
It's unfortunate it came to this.