UK: Assad has no place in Syria's future

U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement that "Assad has no place in Syria's future" after U.S Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks

UK: Assad has no place in Syria's future

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Britain's Foreign Ministry reiterated on Monday its stance against the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.

“Assad has no place in Syria's future,” said the U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in a statement Monday.

"As the Foreign Secretary said last week, we will continue applying sanctions pressure to the Syrian regime until Assad reassesses his position, ends the violence and engages in meaningful negotiations with the moderate opposition," it added.

The comment came after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the American network CBS News on Sunday that talks with Damascus were necessary in order to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.

"We have to negotiate in the end," Kerry said in Lausanne, Switzerland.

"Everybody agrees there is no military solution; there's only a political solution," Kerry added.

Later on Sunday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on her Twitter account that Kerry had made no mention of Assad in his remarks.

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