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Assad: Naming opposition to govt a 'joke'

Syria's Assad: Naming opposition to govt a 'joke'

DAMASCUS: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad dismissed the possibility of naming opposition members abroad to a future government as a "joke", in an exclusive interview with AFP.
"They... come to the border for a 30-minute photo opportunity and then they fled. How can they be ministers in the government?" he asked. "These propositions are totally unrealistic, but they do make a good joke.

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