Syria's President Bashar al-Assad declared he is willing to run for re-election, in a television interview broadcast on Monday, saying he did not a reason why he should not.
Asked whether he would run, Assad told Lebanese channel Al-Mayadeen: "My answer depends on two factors. The
first is the personal desire, and the second is the will of the people.
"Regarding the first point, the one related to me personally, I don't see any reason why I shouldn't run in the next election."