US Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship said Wednesday that the United States does not intend to support any attempt to normalize or restore relations with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Blanken’s remarks at a news conference come at a time when the United States is changing its Arab allies in the Middle East, pushing Assad out of the cold by restoring economic and diplomatic ties.
Jordan, a staunch ally of the United States, fully reopened its main border crossing with Syria at the end of September, in order to boost the struggling economies of the countries and to secure Syria from the Arab states. Re-integration could be called for after the civil war.
Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke to Assad for the first time in a decade, and the Egyptian and Syrian foreign ministers met at the UN General Assembly in New York last month. Egyptian media said the first meeting at this level was almost For decades.
“What we have not done and what we do not intend to do is to show any support for the efforts to normalize relations or to restore Mr. Assad, or to lift the same sanctions on Syria or Syria. It is irreversible to change one’s position to oppose the reconstruction of the United States. Progress towards a political solution, which we believe is necessary and necessary, “said Blanken.
The United States has suspended its diplomatic presence in Syria since 2012.
Blanken said that in the nine months since President Joe Biden took office on January 20, Washington has made clear its commitment to increasing humanitarian access to Syria, continuing its campaign against Islamic State, and demanding accountability from Assad’s government. Has paid attention.