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US Rejects Syria Vote as 'Sham'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won re-election in a vote held in government-controlled parts of his war-torn country. U.S. officials dismiss his re-election as a farce. But for Assad, the vote signals a sharper confrontation to come, according to U.S. Institute of Peace analyst Steve Heydemann. "We have a Syrian regime that is going to dig in, is going to insist on its legitimacy. That view will be supported by Russia, Iran, China, other governments which have backed the...

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