Assad Keepin’ It Real

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Love him or hate him, Syrian President Bashar Assad sure holds up his end in this tough, adversarial Der Spiegel interview: SPIEGEL: No Western politician wants to sit at the same table with Hamas. Assad: That’s not true at all. Many European officials have sought a dialogue with Hamas, especially recently. SPIEGEL: With your mediation? Assad: The Europeans have learned from experience. That’s why they are nowtalking to the Hamas leadership here in Damascus — not publicly, ofcourse. I don’t want to mention any names. But I do think it’s tellingthat they include people who are especially critical of Hamas […]


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