Syria's Assad says willing to run for presidency

  • AFP, Beirut
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  • Updated: Oct 22, 2013 01:19 IST

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."


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