Syrian President Bashar Assad will become part of the country's political future. This statement was made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an interview with Fox News.
"We hope to host the evil participants in the conflict, Russians and Iranians, as well as representatives of the regime in power and representatives of all the other parties involved, to discuss what the political future of Syria will be after the end of the civil war", he cited the television channel.
Pompey pointed out that in the end the Syrian people will decide who will be the head of state.
As Fox News points out, the Secretary of State expressed a different point of view than her predecessor, Rex Tillerson. In October 2017, he said that Assad has no future in Syrian politics.
On January 10, Pompey said the United States is considering using weapons in Syria, but hopes there are no reasons for it.
At the end of 2018, US President Donald Trump declared victory over the Islamic State terrorist organization (IG, banned in Russia) in Syria and ordered the US military to leave the country. In addition, he proposed to deal with the elimination of terrorists remaining in the region in other countries, including Turkey.
The armed conflict in Syria started in 2011. It involves government forces, moderate opposition and various Islamist groups. At the moment, several desert areas south of the city of Deir ez-Zor are under the control of the terrorists of the IG. Opposition forces control two areas that have been cut by terrorists: one – on the border in southeastern Syria, and the second, in the northwest – the province of Idlib. In the latter, a demilitarized zone was created. The north of Syria is "guarded" by the Kurdish forces.