During a televised interview, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said that “Assad lost his legitimacy and he must go … The core belief of President Obama is that you will not deal with the ISIL problem sustainably until the Assad problem has been resolved because part of the reason that foreign terrorist fighters are flowing into Syria is because they want to fight Assad and because…
Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri snapped back at Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah late Tuesday, accusing him of acting as the owner of Lebanese territories. “Sayyed Hassan is dealing with the Lebanese border region in the South, East, Bekaa and the North as territories owned by Hezbollah, in which it moves as it wishes and buys and sells wars according to its will,” Hariri said.“The Lebanese government, army and…
Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz said that “the Geneva Communique must remain the framework and basis for any political solution in Syria, stressing that Assad should have no role to play in any transitional process during the opening of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit being held in Riyadh today.French President Francois Hollande, who attends the summit said that we are working with Saudi Arabia to help unite and support…
Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity by systematically using barrel bombs to kill civilians and destroy infrastructure in Aleppo, says Amnesty International.The accusations come in a report released on Tuesday, two days after the regime bombed a school and community center in a rebel-held district in the city where students were writing exams.Based on more than 100 interviews with current and former residents –…
Western diplomatic sources said that the Obama administration does not mind supporting a military escalation against the Assad regime provided there is a clear political and military plan for the post-Assad phase.The diplomatic sources added that the Obama administration listened to Turkish and Arab proposals to establish buffer zones in Syria’s border areas or at least to provide air cover for the troops that are being trained and equipped in…
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