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Assad should reform or quit over Syria uprising, says Dmitry Medvedev

Russian president breaks ranks with Bashar al-Assad for the first time since the start of protests in Syria six months ago Russian president Dmitry Medvedev insisted that any change in leadership should be decided upon in Syria and was not a matter for Nato or ‘certain European countries’. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AP The Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, has urged his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, to reform or leave office – the first time the allies have publicly diverged during Syria’s six-month uprising….