Hezbollah says Syria vote means foes can't demand Assad quit

June 6, 2014 5:42 PM

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Hezbollah says Syria vote means foes can't demand Assad quit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's landslide election victory means that his civil war foes can no longer call for his departure as a precondition for peace, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday.

The leader of the Lebanese group that has sent fighters to back the president, described the vote as a victory for Syria. Assad's foes called the election a charade.

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