United States no longer consider the idea of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from his post as “priority”. This was stated by the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, reports Reuters.
“Our priority is to really understand what to do, who we need in order to change people’s lives in Syria,” — said the permanent representative of the United States. Thus, U.S. policy is not focused on Assad, as it was the previous administration, said Haley.
Initially the administration of former President Barack Obama has called for an immediate departure of Assad as head of state to resolve the conflict in Syria. However, in 2015, former U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry announced that the United States is now in favor of managed care head of Syria. Kerry explained that in the case of immediate removal of Assad from power in the country could cause an explosion that will deprive Syria and its citizens a peaceful life. In particular, the White house assumed that Assad’s resignation will take place no earlier than March 2017.
In January 2017, a member of the house of representatives, Democrat Tulsi Ms. Gabbard visited in Syria. According to the results of a four-day visit, she said that “the war [USA] the toppling of the regime is counterproductive and not in the interest of America.” “And of course it is not in the interests of the Syrian people,” said Ms. Gabbard.
The current administration of US President Donald trump said its main objective in the middle East fighting ISIS (banned terrorist organization), has declared the state Secretary Rex Tillerson at a meeting of the countries participating in the coalition. The States plan to create in Syria and Iraq “security zone”, which will be able to return the refugees.