Assad expressed readiness to leave the post with the loss of support from the people

Bashar Al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was ready to leave his post as soon as he loses the support of the Syrian people. The leader of the Arab Republic stated in an interview with Yahoo News, according to Reuters.

The head of state noted that this is his principled position. According to Assad, if his actions do not enjoy support of the population, it will become a big problem, and “he can’t stand it.”

Assad has repeatedly said that his departure from the presidency depends on the will of the people and Parliament. On 7 February he announced that Syria does not belong to his family any citizen of the country can take the lead. “Syria belongs to the Syrians,” — said the head of state, answering a question on whether he could imagine that his family will not be in power.

Bashar al-Assad, son of former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, head of state since 2000. In June 2014, was re-elected for a third term.