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  12/23/2012, Tevet 10, 5773

Lavrov: We Won’t Shelter Assad

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia would welcome offers of refuge for Syrian President Bashar Assad, but that the Kremlin does not plan to offer shelter itself.

"We are not in the business of regime change… If President Assad is interested, this must be discussed directly with him,’" by those interested in offering Assad an escape, Lavrov told the state-owned Russia Today.