The Usa is willing to work with Iran and Russia to attempt to terminate the Syrian conflict, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday but insisted there couldn’t be a return to the status quo under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
In expressing a readiness to cope with Russia and Iran, both staunch backers of Assad, Obama was admitting their influence in Syria and consuming a bitter medicine for America.
“The United States is prepared to work with any nation, including Russia and Iran, to resolve the conflict,” Obama said at the annual gathering of world leaders. “But we must recognize that there cannot be, after so much bloodshed, so much carnage,
a return to the pre-war status quo.”
The Syrian government has been equipped by Tehran and, through its support of Lebanese Hezbollah combatants, has helped Assad fight rebels trying to stop his family’s four-decade rule. Russia has lately participated in a military buildup in Syria, where it’s a naval base that functions as its foothold in the Middle East.
Obama is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for discussions which could supply some tip on the way that it may be possible to stop a conflict that’s defied years of diplomatic efforts, on the sidelines of the party.