Faisal Makdad
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Syrian government's Faisal Mekdad on 'martyred soldiers'

Syrian government forces are martyrs, according to the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.

He told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that President Bashar al Assad should still remain in power then run for election in 2014.

He said his government was "opening the way for democracy".

  • 14 Jan 2013