Washington Takes Focus Off Syrian Regime Change - Voice of America

The battle to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to be over — at least as far as the Trump administration is concerned. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Thursday that Washington's “priority is no longer to sit ...and more »

White House: Fate of Assad up to Syrians - The Hill

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that Syrian citizens should decide whether Syrian President Bashar Assad remains in office amid criticism over the Trump administration's openness to allowing the leader to stay put. “With respect to ...and more »

White House Backs Haley, Tillerson on Syria's Assad - U.S. News & World Report

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Reuters. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday backed top aides' comments that the ...and more »

White House not trying to push Syria's Assad out of power: Spicer - The Globe and Mail

The Trump administration declared Friday that it wasn't pursuing a strategy to push Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power, making clear its focus is on defeating the Islamic State group. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S ...and more »

White House Makes Clear It's Not Trying to Push Assad Out - U.S. News & World Report

The Trump administration declares it isn't pursuing a strategy to push Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power, making clear its focus is on defeating the Islamic State group. | March 31, 2017, at 4:59 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google + ...and more »

Britain at odds with US over Bashar al-Assad's future in Syria - Telegraph.co.uk

Britain has found itself at odds with the US over Syria after Donald Trump's administration announced that American policy would no longer focus on getting Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power. The UK and the Obama administration both spent years saying ...and more »

White House says US must accept 'political reality' in Syria - The Star Online

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that the United States must accept the political reality that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is up to the Syrian people and the U.S. focus in the region must be on defeating Islamic ...and more »

US no longer insisting Assad must leave - Anadolu Agency

The Donald Trump White House has changed course on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a complete departure from the previous administration's policy, a U.S. official said Friday. No longer must the Syrian leader, who stands accused of ...and more »

Team Trump doubles down on Obama's horrendous betrayal of Syria - Washington Post (blog)

Conservatives who excoriated President Barack Obama for acquiescence to genocide in Syria should be just as vocal when it comes to the Trump administration. Indeed, the Trump administration seems to have thrown in the towel entirely on seeking to oust ...and more »

Haley: Ousting Assad No Longer U.S. Priority - Townhall

While booting Bashar al-Assad out of the Syrian presidency was an unabashed stance of the Obama Administration, the tides have now turned. U.S. envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, has announced quite a different policy. "We can't necessarily focus on Assad ...and more »