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Sec State Kerry on Syria's Assad: "We have to negotiate"

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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:34 AM
This is perhaps the most intelligent words I've heard Kerry speak concerning this issue. Although in my opinion it seems to little to late as the civil war enters its fifth year, any diplomatic solution to quell the hostilities through negotiations to reach a peace agreement is welcome.


Secretary of State John Kerry tells CBS News that the U.S. will have to negotiate a political solution with Syria's Bashar al-Assad to end the four-year civil war. Rough Cut (no Reporter Narration)

Kerry Says There Is A Place For Assad In Syria

However, you can't continue to arm the opposition and expect a peaceful solution to resolve the conflict., as Assad himself points out in response to Kerry's interview.


DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that only Syrians can decide his future — apparently dismissing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's remark that the U.S. would be willing to talk with Assad to help broker a political resolution to the country's civil war.

Syria's Assad Says Want Actions, Not Words From Kerry

This also sparked harsh language from the Arab Gulf states that criticized Kerry's stance for suggesting that negotiations and political means including Assad are being considered, when there is no place in Syria for Assad.


RIYADH (Reuters) - A remark by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that President Bashar al-Assad should be included in negotiations on a Syrian political transition provoked alarm and dismay on Monday among commentators close to Gulf Arab governments opposed to his rule.

Kerry's Assad Reconciliation Enraged Turkey

Whatever took'em this long to figure this out is dumbfounding. I guess the only way to broker any peace deal in the middle east must include Assad, that is if there is to be a deal struck with Iran.

posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:42 AM
So Kerry is admitting he can negotiate between Syria and ISIS ?????


posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:58 AM
a reply to: Daedal

Assad says Syria awaits US action to back up words on dialog:

Any "talk about the future of the Syrian president is for Syrian people alone," he stressed.

The Syrian president, however, said he welcomes any “sincere” change of stance on the part of the countries which have for long provided "logistical, financial and military support to terrorists," adding that they should first stop their support for terrorists in the violence-wracked country.

US should negotiate with Syrian govt. to defeat ISIL: Analyst

“When we look at the theft of oil from Syria, the theft of oil from Iraq, the theft of artifacts, every time that commodity of oil and artifacts are stolen, someone is transporting them… someone is buying [them], some bank is settling the accounts,” he said.
“We have to realize [that] all of the people who are involved into this are also supporting terrorism,” he noted. “And they too must be liable to civil and criminal penalties for their support.[..]

Of course we can all understand the surprise coming from the golf states and turkey:

The United States and its regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside the country.

Unfortunately this thread or any Humanitarian fighting cause, will not get 177 flags, because one only cares about their well being or the other dismay.

Thanks for your effort on this one.

posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:32 AM
a reply to: xuenchen

Unbelievable. He just says he wants to talk to buy time and get this term over with. The alternative is, you know, hard. And it's amazing how NOW there's room in Syria for Assad, we've been told otherwise for multiple years now...

posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 12:41 PM
a reply to: DuckforcoveR

If truly there's going to be a negotiation, mind to ask those 47 guys if they are ok with that.

edit on 16/3/2015 by voyger2 because: (no reason given)

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