U.S. Condemns Syrian Presidential Election As 'a Disgrace'

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June 03, 2014 AT 11:07 AM
The United States condemned the Syrian presidential election held on Tuesday as "a disgrace" carried out by a government of President Bashar al-Assad that is "detached from reality" amid the country's brutal civil war. Syrians voted in an election expected to deliver an overwhelming victory for Assad but which his opponents have called a charade. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told a briefing in Washington, ""Today's presidential election in Syria is a disgrace.