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  Adar 14, 5773 , 24/02/13

Merkel: China, Russia Realizing Assad's Time is Up

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that international pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is increasing and that China and Russia are realizing that Assad's time is up. 

Merkel spoke during a visit to German troops stationed near the Turkish-Syrian border to operate NATO Patriot missiles. 

"In view of the terrible events the impression is mounting that China and Russia realize that Mr Assad no longer has a future, that his time is up and that there must be a democratic government," she said.



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