Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Syria's Bashar al-Assad: 'We trust the Russians'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he is confident that his main allies, Russia and Iran, will stand by him.

There has been speculation that they might abandon him to allow a settlement to be reached to end the fighting in Syria.

Mr Assad said he welcomed Russian officials meeting different factions in the conflict and trusted them to maintain "their great relationship with Syria".

  • 26 Aug 2015
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