Russia Says Assad Removal from Power 'Impossible' as Violence Kills 100
[An Nahar] Russia said Sunday that removing Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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from power was not part of past international agreements on the crisis and was impossible to implement, as violence across the country killed at least 100 people according to a rights group.
"This is a precondition that is not contained in the Geneva communique (agreed by world powers in June) and which is impossible to implement because it does not depend on anyone," news agencies quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-14