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US priority on Syria no longer focused on 'getting Assad out' - Haley - AOL

NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - The United States is no longer making removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power a focus of its policy in the war-torn country, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday, in a departure from the ...and more »

White House Accepts 'Political Reality' of Assad's Grip on Power in Syria - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump has abandoned the goal of pressing President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to leave power, marking a sharp departure from the Middle East policy that guided the Obama administration for more than five years, the White House ...and more »

US signals openness to Assad staying put - CNN

(CNN) The Trump administration doubled down Thursday on prioritizing the fight against ISIS over ending the Syrian civil war and getting rid of its main protagonist, President Bashar al-Assad -- a suggestion that was swiftly criticized by hawks on the ...and more »

Trump team shifts focus away from Assad in Syrian war - Deutsche Welle

Washington signaled a new strategy on Syria and Assad on Friday, with White House spokesman Sean Spicer hinting at accepting "reality" in the war-torn country. The US would focus on beating back the "Islamic State" (IS) terror militia and not on ...and more »

War in Syria: US Will No Longer Target Assad - Newsweek

The U.S. government has shifted its position in the war in Syria and would no longer push for the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Both U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made comments Thursday ...and more »

Time to play the money card in Syria - European Council on Foreign Relations

Despite understandable hesitation, European leaders should increase stabilisation support for Syria, and accept that assistance can no longer be tied to an unattainable transition. In the aftermath of the fall of rebel-held East Aleppo, as Bashar al ...and more »

McCain Outraged By Tillerson Statement That "Syrian People Will Determine Their Own Future" - RealClearPolitics

The Senate foreign relations chairman John McCain comments on this statement from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: "I think the... longer term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people." "How can the Syrian people determine their ...and more »

Nikki Haley: Assad's overthrow no longer a priority -

The United States has said that it is no longer focused on ousting President Bashar al-Assad as it seeks a new strategy to end Syria's civil war. American officials have been shifting away for some time from their former insistence that he must go, but ...and more »

US no longer focused on removing Assad from power in Syria, ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says - The Independent

The United States' diplomatic policy on Syria for now is no longer focused on making the war-torn country's president, Bashar al-Assad, leave power, the US ambassador to the United Nations has said, in a departure from the Obama administration's stance ...and more »

Trump administration reverses US policy on Syria, no longer focused on 'getting Assad out' - New York Daily News

The Trump administration is apparently embracing a Kremlin-flirting policy on the bloody civil war in Syria. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced at a press conference Thursday that the U.S. is no longer going to focus on overthrowing the ...and more »