US Deputy Secretary of State: Keeping Assad in power will not defeat ISIS

US Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken blamed Bachar al- Assad and Russia for bombing schools and hospitals in Syria.

During an interview with Al Arabiya News' sister channel al-Hadath, Blinken said that keeping Assad in power will not help in defeating ISIS.

While emphasizing that the ‘main focus now is to implement the ceasefire’, Blinken called Russia to change its stance, adding that ‘three quarters of Syria territory are not under Assad control anymore.’

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48