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No political solution in Syria with Bashar al-Assad in power: Nikki Haley

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 April 2017, 13:58 IST
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has said there can be no political solution to the conflict in Syria until President Bashar al-Assad is in power.

"There's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime," she said in an interview airing Sunday on CNN.

"It just -- if you look at his actions, if you look at the situation, it's going to be hard to see a government that's peaceful and stable with Assad," she added.

Haley's remarks came just a day after she warned that Washington was prepared to take further actions in Syria during a special session at the UN following a US military strike against a Syrian air base.

President Donald Trump ordered the strike in response to a chemical weapons attack against civilians earlier in the week, which US officials say was carried out on the orders of the Assad government.

-ANI

First published: 9 April 2017, 13:58 IST
 
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