Assad: 'I see no reason why I shouldn't seek new term'

Syria's President Bashar-al-Assad has told AFP news agency, he is likely to seek a new term.

Assad: 'I see no reason why I shouldn't stand'

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad Credit: Reuters

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has said there is a "significant" chance he will stand in the next presidential election, despite opposition and international calls for him to step down.

He told AFP news agency, "I see no reason why I shouldn't stand? (if) there is public desire.....in short, we can say that the chances for my candidacy are significant."

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