Assad: Geneva 2 will fail without a decision to fight terrorism

Syrian President Bashar Assad told the AFP news agency that the Geneva 2 conference on peace in Syria opening Wednesday would fail unless it determined ways for combating terrorism. In another interview, he predicted that the Syrian conflict would go on for a long time, even years. Assad said he would run again for president in the June election. DEBKAfile: Assad will almost certainly win a majority in the absence of any rivals.


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