Assad Says 'Factors Not in Place' for Syria Peace Talks

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President Bashar Assad of war-torn Syria said the "factors are not yet in place" to launch peace talks with his opponents, in a television interview broadcast on Monday.

"No time has been set, and the factors are not yet in place if we want (a U.S.-Russian peace initiative dubbed Geneva 2) to succeed," Assad told Al-Mayadeen television.

"Which forces are taking part? What relation do these forces have with the Syrian people? Do these forces represent the Syrian people, or do they represent the states that invented them?" the embattled leader asked.

The Syrian president expressed during the interview his willingness to run for re-election, saying he did not see a reason why he should not.

Asked whether he would run, Assad said: "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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Missing zahle_nights5 21 October 2013, 22:20

Assad Says 'Factors Not in Place' for Syria Peace Talks.
The guy is right... Let him kill 500 thousands innocent people before the the factors will be ready for Peace Talks. I say this man makes perfect sense...

Thumb primesuspect 21 October 2013, 22:26

¡A§§ad must die! Preferably with his wife, children, and every cousin helping him in his ethnic cleansing.

Missing 22 October 2013, 02:36

Assad is a killer. We need not be the same. His children have done nothing wrong. As for his wife, let a court decide.

Missing zahle_nights5 21 October 2013, 23:03

king.faisal, I will invite you to Zahle for champagne toast after they hang this murderer upside-down... He is doomed and he knows it.

Default-user-icon nononsense (Guest) 21 October 2013, 23:17

no wonder he doesn't see any reason not to run, he have stupid brain washed Lebanese dying to keep him in power ,he will stay in power till the last south Lebanese,a gift of assad ,a vietnam to HA ,
lets all laugh hahaha

Missing peace 21 October 2013, 23:41

the facts are that syria is not as powerful as you say if it was not backed by iran russia and the USA... yes the usa supports bashar because bashar is protecting the golan heights for israel... and till no real organized opposition emerge the USA will continue to back syria...
these are facts ....

Missing lebcan 22 October 2013, 15:40

Especially the USA ... Exactly said PEACE

Thumb primesuspect 22 October 2013, 02:16

heh! i don't want him in venezuela. but guess wat, i gave him a thumb up 4 his realism 'I am sure Assad will bring real reform into Syria in .....2083.' it did deserve one, for once, tinybrain doesn't deserve his nick!!!

Missing 22 October 2013, 02:34

This man is sick.

Thumb _mowaten_ 22 October 2013, 12:17

lol, yo guys are the experts it seems :)

Thumb _mowaten_ 22 October 2013, 12:20

hahaha totally! they're obsessed with assad and yell all day that they want to kill/hang/behead him, yet if you say anything against the terrorists they all cry and whine that you're not lebanese because you're concerned by syrian issues.

Missing peace 22 October 2013, 17:19

just like you re an expert in knowing what evidence the STL has or not! LOL

Missing peace 22 October 2013, 17:22

what M8ers like mowaten and roar deliberately forget is that lebanon is still ruled by damascus... but of course they will deny that...
but we know that they thanked syria already for all the good they did to lebanon and they still want more!!!! LOL