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Britain’s Top Diplomat Hints Assad Could Remain Syria’s President Under Peace Deal

Britain’s foreign minister says Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to seek another term as Syria’s president if any agreement is reached to end the country’s nearly six-year-long civil war.

The United States and its Western allies have long insisted that Assad must relinquish power in Syria as part of any peace agreement. But the latest remarks by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson could signal a possible major shift in policy by one of Washington’s closest partners.

Neither British Prime Minister Theresa May nor U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned Syria during their joint news conference at the White House Friday. Johnson did not …read more

Source: Voice of America

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