More than four years into his country's civil war, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has proved at least one thing — he won't be letting go of power without a fight.
This one fact has divided regional and international players alike when discussing Syria's future.
Russia and Iran have increasingly played a military role alongside Syrian government troops in swaths across the country, and laid a heavy hand in the international political arena, too. Meanwhile, Syrian rebels have been resolute in their unwillingness to picture any future Syria involving Assad. Not long ago and much to the ire of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US would eventually have to negotiate with the embattled president.
But a bizarre tweet this week is making people wonder whether that might be changing.
وفد سوري ناقش بالقاهره مبادره ستعلن من بشار لإجراء إصلاحات تمهيدا لنقل السلطه لأحد المقربين منه وكذلك ترتيب زيارات إقليمية للأسد بتأمين مصري— Ayman Nour (@AymanNour) September 9, 2015
A Syrian delegation discussed in Cairo an initiative that will be announced by Al Assad to transfer the authority to one of his close circles, also regional visits will be arranged for Al Assad secured by Egypt.
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