Assad seeks asylum in Venezuela: the officials confirmed
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sought asylum in Venezuela. World media writes about this.
Speculations have been doing the rounds for the past several months about a desperate Assad seeking asylum in many countries including Russia and Latin American countries.
Moscow had denied such claims but latest reports quote Venezuelan officials as confirming Assad's request.
According to the Turkish daily Akşam, the Venezuelan foreign ministry had told Ankara's diplomats that Assad had sent a letter to Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez seeking political asylum.
Venezuela is one of the few countries where Assad continues to enjoy a good relationship.