Assad Outlines Peace Deal, Blasts 'Terrorists'

Rebels blast speech as intended to derail diplomatic solution

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 6, 2013 6:27 AM CST

(Newser) – Bashar al-Assad today took to Syria's airwaves to outline a new peace initiative that wasn't terribly likely to result in peace of any kind. Staunchly refusing to step down, Assad said he's now ready to negotiate with those "who have not...   Read full story »


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