Monday, March 23, 2015

Johnny U-Turn Didn’t Say US Would Sit Down With Assad

By Patrick Goodenough

The State Department scrambled Sunday to give assurances that comments by Secretary of State John Kerry did not indicate a shift in the administration’s view of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his future. Remarks in a CBS News interview in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt were interpreted by some as signaling a softening of the long expressed stance that, given regime abuses, the huge death toll and humanitarian suffering resulting from the Syrian civil war, there can be no future role for Assad. Reiterating the view that the conflict can only end with a political solution, Kerry spoke of efforts to “re-ignite a diplomatic outcome.”.....To Read More....

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