Spain Reportedly Offered Asylum To Syria’s Assad

Haaretz reports that according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, a top adviser to Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero traveled to Syria last month and offered President Bashar al-Assad asylum. Zapatero’s confidante, Bernardino Leon, “gave up on proposal as Syria regime’s crackdown became more violent.” Meanwhile, the German government has called on the European Union to issue more sanctions against the Syrian regime and is urging action from the U.N. Security Council.