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  12/11/2012, Kislev 27, 5773

Ecuador Would Consider Granting Asylum to Assad

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said on Monday his country would consider granting asylum to his embattled Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, AFP reported.

"Any person that requests asylum in Ecuador, obviously we are going to consider as a human being whose basic rights we have to respect," Correa told the daily Folha de Sao Paulo in an interview published Monday.