Hezbollah: Syria rebels can't demand Assad quit

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah told the opposition they can no longer put the resignation of the president as a pre-condition.

Hezbollah: Syria rebels can't demand Assad quit

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's landslide election victory means that his civil war foes can no longer call for his departure as a precondition for peace, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday.

The leader of the Lebanese group that has sent fighters to back the president, described the vote as a victory for Syria. Assad's foes called the election a charade.

"This election tells the opposition and all regional countries and the world that any political solution in Syria begins and ends with President Bashar al-Assad," Nasrallah told supporters via a video link.

"You can no longer put the resignation of the president as a pre-condition."

Assad is struggling to end a more than three-year revolt which started as peaceful anti-government demonstrations that descended into civil war.

Assad's opponents say his resignation is a precondition for any future peace agreement. 

Last Mod: 07 Haziran 2014, 12:39
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