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Syrian War: Obama Parleys Allies, Foes To Oust al-Assad

The incumbent President, Bashar al-Assa

By Ayo Balogun

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Following the agonizing state of the country, the United States (US) President Barrack Obama has declared that his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad does not deserve to occupy his present position, therefore must vacate.

Consequently, Obama has indicated that the US was prepared to work with any nation, including Russia and Iran, to resolve the raging political conflict in Syria which started since 2011.

Obama who made the declaration Monday, at the UN General Assembly in New York, held that compromise would be essential for ending the long civil war.

A “managed transition” away from Syria’s President al-Assad to an inclusive leader, Obama said was required.

Further to this, the US President and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, an ally of Syria, are billed to hold rare talks later.

Obama launched verbal attack at al- Assad, describing him as a “tyrant” who dropped barrel bombs on children.

“Lasting stability can only take hold when the people of Syria forge an agreement to live together peacefully,” he said. The US is prepared to work with any nation, including Russia and Iran, to resolve the conflict. But we must recognize that there cannot be, after so much bloodshed, so much carnage, a return to the pre-war status quo”, Obama stated.

Aside Obama’s advocacy, a summit due to hear from President Putin shortly; his Iranian and French counterpart Hassan Rouhani and Francois Hollande respectively whose country has recently carried out first air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria is expected to hold.

The UN assembly in New York is also expected to consider an intense diplomatic activity on the raging conflict, which has claimed over 200,000 lives and forced four million to flee and seek refuge abroad.


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