BAGHDAD / Obelisk: US Secretary announced, Thursday, that the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be decided during the next international meetings on Syria, without specifying when or where the meetings will be held.
The spokesman said Foreign Ministry spokesman John Kirby told a news conference, said that 'the role of the lion remains the issue needs to be resolved. We recognize that. Assad's role in the transitional phase will be decided during multiple conversations sessions parties that will continue to be held. "
He said 'we want the process of transition to a government without Assad, and be representative of the Syrian people and respond to their aspirations. "
During the talks in Vienna last Saturday, agreed 20 countries and organizations on a timetable provides for the formation of a transitional government in Syria during the six months and to hold elections within 18 months, but the ongoing confrontation between those who demand the departure of Assad immediately, and rejects it.
There is little hope to begin a political transition in Syria in accordance with the decisions of the Vienna process, after Assad questioned the proposed timetable for the holding of elections, and the insistence of US President Barack Obama on his departure to end the ongoing conflict in nearly five years.
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