Saudi FM: No place for Assad in Syria’s future

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir gestures while speaking during his and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. (AP)

The Saudi Foreign minister said Wednesday that that there is no place for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Speaking at a conference in London, Jubair also said that a political solution based on Security Council resolution 2216 was the only way to end the crisis in Yemen.

Adel Jubair said that his country is committed to helping rebuild Yemen.

Resolution 2216 was passed under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter and imposes sanctions against the leader of the Houthi movement along with deposed leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Since late March, the Saudi-led coalition has bombed Iranian-backed Houthi militias and forces allied to Saleh in a bid to put the government of internationally recognized President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi back in power.

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