Putin Sees a Chance for Assad to Stay in Power in Syria

  • Putin told Kerry in Moscow there's no ban on Assad re-election
  • U.S. counting on Syrian diaspora, UN to ensure ballot is fair

Putin Said to See Assad Extend Rule in 2017 Elections

Bolstered by its military campaign in Syria, Russia is moving closer to securing a chance for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to extend his rule in 2017 elections as the U.S. steps up efforts to end almost five years of civil war.

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