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TRANSLATED: Velayati, Khamenei’s chief advisor, says opposition was only 200 meters from Bashar’s house

Translated in today’s Daily Briefing (for a free trial email

On November 19, the As-Safir daily newspaper carried the following interview with Ali Akbar Velayati, the advisor to Sayed Ali Khamenei:

“…Q. Has the regime in Syria been rescued?

“A. The position of President Bashar al-Assad is now stronger than any time in the past. This position is also improving. At one point in time, the armed opposition was progressing in Damascus and had reached a distance of 200 to 300 meters away from the office of the president. Where is this opposition now…?”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

November 19, 2015 at 11:25 pm

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