TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisia's president says he is ready to offer asylum to Syria's President Bashar Assad as part of a negotiated solution to the Syrian conflict.
In an interview set to appear Wednesday in the French-language daily La Presse, President Moncef Marzouki says he is ready to give asylum to Assad and his associates.
A brief article on the paper's website Tuesday described the interview.
Assad's forces continue to bombard a number of cities and opposition activists say more than 8,000 have died in the last 11 months.
Tunisia hosted a conference of "Friends of Syria" Friday which called for an immediate ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria.