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  7/5/2012, Tammuz 15, 5772

Russia: No Asylum for Assad


Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia told reporters, Thursday, that his country had rejected the idea of offering asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Lavrov added that the leader of the Syrian opposition is scheduled to visit Moscow next week. A number of sources have said that the only way to bring an end to the violence is to bring an end to the Assad regime.

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