World Bulletin/News Desk
The United States still believes that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would not be part of transitional government in the country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.
Kerry made his comments to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Rome.
"The foreign minister will work with us, as they have, to try to bring all the parties to the table so that we can effect a transition government by mutual consent of both sides, which clearly means that in our judgment President Assad will not be a component of that transitional government," Kerry said.
Hours earlier, spokesperson for the White House, Jay Carney noted that the United States pictured the future of Syria without Assad.
Carney also stressed that Syrian opposition will decide which components of Assad regime would be involved in transitional government.
"Our position doesn't take into consideration Assad for the future of Syria; however, we are absolutely clear for the point that Assad has lost his legitimacy, and should step down. Additionally, Syrians should negotiate the structure of transitional cabinet, and should decide with which components of Assad regime they will work with," also said Carney.Last Mod: 09 Mayıs 2013, 13:06