Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the 2010 Arab League Summit: With escalating atrocities in Syria it seems clear that Assad isn't willing to stand by a peace plan.
Qadri Jamil, Syria's deputy prime minister, said the government is prepared to discuss embattled President Bashar al-Assad's resignation. Jamil, who made the remarks during a stop in Moscow, insisted, however, that Assad stepping down cannot be a condition for engaging in peace talks. Assad's bloody crackdown on opposition forces has devolved into an all-out civil war, and many Syria watchers believe the embattled president's days are numbered. Jamil's remarks come as President Obama says he'd be willing to use military force to intervene in the country should Syria use biological or chemical weapons.
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