Russia has `never` discussed transition with me: Syria's Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview that his Russian ally has "never" discussed a political transition with him.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016, 14:59 PM IST

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview released Thursday that his Russian ally has "never" discussed a political transition with him, despite international support for such a process.

"Only the Syrian people define who`s going to be the president, when to come, and when to go. They never said a single word regarding this," he told NBC News, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.