Syria’s presidential candidate Hassan al-Nouri speaking during an interview in Damascus yesterday. He said  Syria has paid a high price for adopting the Arab nationalist line and staying true to its traditional allies, Russia and Iran, a policy the US, in particular, condemned Photograph: Reuters

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