Russia: Won’t shoo Assad out

Other nations telling Moscow they’d take him in, official says

Posted: December 23, 2012 at 4:25 a.m.

The foreign minister of Russia, which is among Syria’s most reliable allies, said Saturday that several countries were offering asylum to President Bashar Assad to get him to leave Syria but that Moscow would not mediate on their behalf, according to Russian news services.

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