Russia official: Assad ready to step down from power; Syria denies

21.07.2012                      02.Aw. 5772                      Matot-Massei

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Russia official: Assad ready to step down from power; Syria denies

Russia's ambassador to France says Syrian president accepted a deal to transition country into democratic regime, resign.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has accepted that he will have to leave power, but will only leave in an orderly way, Russia's ambassador to France said on French radio on Friday.
"At the Geneva conference, there was a final communique that foresees a transition towards a more democratic system," Alexandre Orlov told RFI radio….