Reuters: Syrian president's wife says she was offered a deal to flee Syria
The wife of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview her husband's foes had offered her the chance to flee Syria in order to try to shake confidence in him, but that she had not left the country since the war erupted.
Speaking in English to Russia's state-backed Rossiya 24 channel, Asma Assad, a London-born former investment banker, did not say who made the offers.
But she said the people trying to get her to flee had not been Syrian and that their offers were "stupid."
Read more ....
WNU editor: She speaks very eloquently .... but something about her in this interview tells me that she really does not have a good idea on how devastated the country has become. It is just my impression .... I could be completely wrong .... but I found her answers to be robotic and scripted.
More News On Syria's First Lady Asma Al-Assad Giving Her First TV Interview in Eight Years
Syria's First Lady Gives First TV Interview in Eight Years: I Rejected Offers of Asylum -- NBC
Syria's first lady Asma Assad says she refused an offer to flee the country -- DW
Syria's first lady, Asma al-Assad, says she rejected offers of asylum -- The Guardian
Syria First Lady Asma Al-Assad 'rejected offer of asylum' -- BBC
Assad's wife: I turned down chance to 'run from Syria' -- CNN
Asma Assad Defends Syrian Regime In Rare Interview -- Huffington Post