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Assad: Departure 'Not Up For Discussion'

Syria's president says he has no intention of stepping down. President Bashar al-Assad, speaking to Russian lawmakers Sunday, said "if we had wanted to surrender, we would have surrendered from the start." The president said the issue was "not up for discussion." Assad's remarks come just days ahead of internationally sponsored peace talks in Switzerland between Syria's government and the opposition. The talks will be held on January 22 in...

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