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West, Arab States Discussing Exile Offer For Syria’s Assad

Reuters reports that the U.S. and European and Arab governments have begun discussing the possibility for exile for embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. While skepticism persists that Assad would accept such an offer, one official said as many as three countries — including possibly the United Arab Emirates — said they would consider taking him as part of a deal to end violence in Syria. “We understand that some countries have offered to host him should he choose to leave Syria,” a senior Obama administration official said, without naming any of the countries.

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