Assad must go to allow for settlement in Syria: British FM

Anti Assad  protests - assad out
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said today that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must stand down to allow for any peaceful settlement to the 33-month-old conflict in his country.

“We have always been very clear that a peaceful solution in Syria must require the departure of President Assad,” Hague told a press conference in Kuwait’s capital after talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah.

“It is impossible to imagine after so many deaths, so much destruction, a regime oppressing and murdering its own people on this scale” should remain in power, Britain’s chief diplomat said.

“It is impossible to imagine, I think, President Assad could remain on the scene in Syria in the future,” Hague said.

The reiteration of Britain’s call for Assad’s ouster came just weeks ahead of an international peace conference on Syria slated for January 22.

The government in Damascus has said Assad will remain president and lead any transition agreed at the conference, while the opposition and rebels fighting the regime insist he play no role.

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  • Adonis

    oh poor lunatic british monkey. assad is here to stay long after people forget that clown

    • 5thDrawer

      Go stare into a pond and brush some bugs from the beard.

    • Tk

      Assad is a criminal and need to leave power . Syrian people don’t want to deal with a dealer that is committing crime everyday

  • Adonis

    oh poor lunatic british monkey. assad is here to stay long after people forget that clown

    • 5thDrawer

      Go stare into a pond and brush some bugs from the beard.

    • Tk

      Assad is a criminal and need to leave power . Syrian people don’t want to deal with a dealer that is committing crime everyday