The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday declared that the administration does not see peace and stability in Syria with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still in power.
On Sunday’s “Meet The Press,” Haley told host Chuck Todd, “In no way do we look at peace happening in that area with Iranian influence. In no way do we see peace in that area with Russia covering up for Assad. In no way do we see peace in that area with Assad as the head of the Syrian government.”
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“We have to make sure that we’re pushing that process,” she continued. “The political solution has to come together for the good of the people of Syria.”
Haley noted that the United States’ first priority is still to defeat ISIS, but that there can be “multiple priorities.”
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