Russia says G-8 summit declaration won't say whether Assad must step down from power

  • by: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 7:55 AM

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — The G-8 summit's joint statement on ending the Syrian civil war will not mention whether Bashar Assad must step down from power as part of any peace settlement, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday ahead of the document's publication.

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