Saudi Arabia says there is ‘no future’ for Assad in Syria

Saudi Arabia has called on Bashar al-Assad to give up power or be removed by force, raising the global stakes at a time when the Russians are shipping troops and military hardware to Syria in an effort to prop up its beleaguered leader.

The threat was made on Tuesday by Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel Al-Jubeir.

“There is no future for Assad in Syria,” Jubeir told journalists at the UN general assembly. “There are two options for a settlement in Syria. One option is a political process where there would be a transitional council. The other option is a military option, which also would end with the removal of Bashar al-Assad from power.”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As long as the Sunnis feel immediately threatened by the Russia-Iran axis, the fighting will continue and the stalemate deepen. The look on Kerry’s face is the perfect expression of his cluelessness.

  • Cat-astrophe

    The Saudi’s are coming out of the closet.
    They may as well have said, hey we have invested billions in hiring foreign countries to arm and train an army of crazies to destroy Syria, and we will not stand for anything standing in our way!
    Wonder who is helping them?????

  • Fran800

    Amazing. Assad is largely modern, Westernized, and known to be a protector of minorities, mainly Christians and his own Alawites (Shia). Saudi Arabia is one of the foulest places in the world; they have outlawed all Christians and Jews since the 7th century, and even visiting workers are not allowed to share Christmas cards in the privacy of their own homes — if they are found out. Temporary foreign workers are tortured, the women raped. They behead people in their public squares. On top of it all, they have been funding various Terrorist groups in Syria, and not just the U.S.-approved ones, and they have been bombing the neighbouring Houthi Shias back to the stone age. is this our Ally? Yep.