The United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday at the start of a peace conference that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would not be part of the new transitional government.
In an opening statement Kerry said, “We need to deal with reality here…mutual consent which is what has brought us here for a transitional government means that the government cannot be formed by someone that is objected to by one side or not”.
“That means that Bashar al-Assad will not be part of that transitional government. There is no way, not possible in the imagination, that the man who has led the brutal response to his own people could regain legitimacy to govern”, he added.
Syria has been a centre for violent crimes, and there seems to be no end in sight. The UN is limbless, and powerful nations are yet to take decisive steps towards ending the long conflict that has left thousands dead and many more homeless.