White House Says Assad Must Quit in 2017

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

7th January, 2016


The U.S. State Department has confirmed the availability of a Washington document on settling the crisis in Syria, which provides for the resignation of the head of Syria Bashar al-Assad in 2017. This was stated at the briefing by the official representative of the Department John Kirby.

“I do not dispute the validity of the document”, — quotes RIA Novosti from Kirby.

“This is a preliminary document, a potential way forward,” he added.

According to the representative of the state Department, according to the American plan, the next presidential elections in Syria should take place in 2017, “but that does not mean that it will happen.”

On January 6th, Associated Press published a document on the settlement of the Syrian crisis, according to which Bashar Assad must resign after March 2017.

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