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February 2, 2012 2:00 am

Exile Scenarios for Assad Beginning to Take Shape

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (left) with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/Reuters – WASHINGTON – The United States, European governments and Arab states have begun discussing the possibility of exile for Bashar Assad despite skepticism the defiant Syrian president is ready to consider such an offer, Western officials said on Wednesday.

While talks have not progressed far and there is no real sense that Assad’s fall is imminent, one official said as many as three countries were willing to take him as a way to bring an end to Syria’s bloody 10-month-old crisis.

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