US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the only lasting solution in Syria is “through a political transition, one that does not allow Iranian influence to replace ISIS or Assad in power.”
Speaking to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian and political situation in Syria on Wednesday, Haley reaffirmed the United States is committed to finding a solution in Syria.
“We must increase humanitarian access to besieged and suffering communities. We must hold the regime accountable for denying the assistance.”
Meanwhile, UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday that he hopes to convene a new round of Syria talks in Geneva no later than late October or early in November.
De Mistura told a UN Security Council meeting that the Assad regime “should be urged to show by word and action that it genuinely wants to have a negotiation about credible, inclusive governance locally and centrally; about a schedule and process for a new constitution; and about UN supervised elections.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)