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  9/30/2012, Tishrei 14, 5773

Iranian Adviser: Assad Will Win

Ali Khameni, a top adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad, said Saturday that he expected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to retain power in Syria. Khameini said that Assad would “rise up” against rebels fighting him, and against the U.S. and Western powers supporting them.

His comments came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that “there is no doubt that Iran will do everything it can to defend the regime of President Assad.”