Hezbollah Says Syria Vote Means Foes Can't Demand Assad Quit

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June 06, 2014 AT 9:26 AM
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's landslide election victory means that his civil war foes can no longer call for his departure as a precondition for peace. The leader of the Lebanese group that has sent fighters to back the president, described the vote as a victory for Syria. Assad's foes called the election a charade. Assad is struggling to end a more than three-year revolt which started as peaceful anti-government demonstrations that descended into civil war.