Merkel in tears upon realizing that Bashar Al Assad is not going away


August 29th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein –   

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is deeply upset because Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is staying in power, noting that Bashar Al Assad is much stronger than her government would prefer. 

During an annual press conference in Berlin, Merkel said that the fact that Bashar Al Assad is staying in power does not eliminate the need to achieve political transition in Syria, adding that the political transition may contribute to reconciliation within the country, while also noting that negotiations on the matter are progressing slowly. 

On Monday, the former US ambassador to Damascus Robert Ford said that the war in Syria is coming to an end, noting that Bashar Al Assad has won and will remain in power, while being interviewed by The National newspaper. 

On August 6th, sources in Geneva said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir told the head of the Supreme Negotiations Committee, Riyad Farid Hijab, that Syrian opposition needs to deal with the fact that Bashar Al Assad is not going away anytime soon.

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