Syria war: US says no role for Assad following gas 'attack'

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Syrian chief Bashar al-Assad should don’t have any position in a future Syria, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says.

Signalling a shift in US policy, he referred to as for “a political process that would result in Assad leaving”.

His remarks follow a suspected chemical attack in Syria, which US President Donald Trump known as a “shame to humanity”.

the us is claimed to be mulling possible defense force action in Syria, even supposing it is doubtful what that may entail.

Measures suggested to be under discussion between the Pentagon and the White Home are the grounding of Syrian warplanes and the setting up of safe zones for civilians.

Mr Tillerson’s feedback Sign an obvious U-flip for the usa – simplest final week the united states ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said Washington Was no longer prioritising the elimination of President Assad.

Mr Tillerson had also stated Mr Assad’s long-time period future would “be made up our minds through the Syrian people”.

However talking in Florida on Thursday, Mr Tillerson said: “Assad’s function one day is unsure and with the acts that he has taken, it could seem that there would be no position for him to control the Syrian people.

“We Are taking into account the right response (to the) violations of all earlier UN resolutions, violations of global norms.”

He mentioned “steps had been underway” to organise an international coalition to get rid of Mr Assad.

Dozens of people, including at the least 27 children, are reported to have died following an attack in town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province early on Tuesday.

Evidence has set up that the victims had been killed with a nerve agent comparable to Sarin.

Syria has denied dropping chemical weapons from the air and its key ally, Russia, had argued that the mass poisoning Used To Be as a result of an air strike on a rebel weapons dump the place chemical weapons were being saved.

But The claims have been seen with scepticism from america and its allies.

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