TODAY’S MESOP : QUOTATION – “Bashar al Assad loves U.S.”

PRESS CONFERENCE WITH MS. HARF – Spokesperson U.S. State Department

QUESTION: Just related to Syria, there’s actually an ad in the Washington  metro close to you, trying to get your attention, with President Assad wearing a T-shirt that says,

“I love the U.S. because they’re keeping me in my job.”

What happened to your call for him to step down? And do you think this is part of the freedom of expression, that people are allowed to do that, or are you keeping him in his job?

MS. HARF: Well, certainly we believe in freedom of expression

12th August 2013