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Iran says Syria's Assad will fight 2014 election

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad answers questions during an interview with the Turkish newspaper 'Cumhuriyet' in Damascus, on July 3, 2012. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said Assad will take part in Syria's next presidential election in 2Syria's close ally Iran said on Saturday that President Bashar al-Assad will take part in next year's presidential election and that it is up to the Syrian people to choose their own leader.