Bashar, Asarpota: SANA / Reuters
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be part of the political future of the country. This statement was made by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in an interview with Fox News.
“We hope that we will be able to sit at the negotiating table by malevolent parties to the conflict, the Russians and the Iranians and the representatives of the regime and representatives of all other involved parties to discuss what will be the political future of Syria after the end of the civil war”, — quotes its words TV channel.
Pompeo stressed that ultimately the Syrian people will decide who will stand at the head of the state.
As noted by Fox News, us Secretary of state expressed a different view than his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. In October 2017, he said that Assad has no future in Syrian politics.
January 10, Pompeo said that the USA consider possibility of use of weapons in Syria, but I hope that this will not be the reasons.
At the end of 2018 the US President, Donald trump declared victory over the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Syria and ordered the U.S. military to leave the country. In addition, it is suggested to take care of the liquidation of the remaining in the region of terrorists to other countries, including Turkey.
Armed conflict in Syria began in 2011. It involves government forces, moderate opposition and various Islamist groups. Currently under control of terrorists from the IG have some of the desert regions to the South of the city of Deir ez-Zor. Opposition forces control the two stripped from the terrorists of the area: one on the border in the South-East of Syria, and second, in North-West Idlib province. The last was created demilitarized zone. The Northern Syria is guarded by Kurdish forces.
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