Russia's Lavrov Denies Offering Asylum to Syria's Bashar Assad

January 26, 2016 10:22 AM

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Russia's Lavrov Denies Offering Asylum to Syria's Bashar Assad

Russia has not asked Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, nor has it offered him political asylum if he quits, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

The denial came as the Kremlin's top diplomat faced questions from reporters about Moscow's international relations, including its role in Syria peace talks and the Ukraine conflict.

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