BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Four western nations, including three U.N. Security Council members, have vowed to not help in Syria’s reconstruction until a political process is “irreversibly underway.”

According to a joint statement released by the United States, Britain, France, and Germany, there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict and therefore, a political settlement must be made to end the conflict.

“We will not consider providing or supporting any reconstruction assistance until a credible, substantive, and genuine political process is irreversibly underway,” the four countries said in their joint statement that was posted by Asharq Al-Aswat.

“Nine years ago today, tens of thousands of Syrians peacefully took to the streets calling for respect for human rights and the end of government corruption,” the statement said.

“Instead of heeding the Syrian people’s legitimate demands, the Assad regime responded with a ruthless campaign of arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture, enforced disappearances, and violence,” they continued.

“As the Syrian conflict enters its 10th year, the Assad regime’s brutal pursuit of a military victory has displaced over 11 million people – nearly half of Syria’s pre-war population – and killed more than 500,000 Syrians,” the joint statement added.

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Tartus 69
Tartus 69
2020-03-17 21:47

Rubbish only 4.5 million are displaced not 11 million, most are held against their will in Al Tanf and in Turkey over 1 million live in Europe. 500,000 Syrians killed is propaganda 400,000 are deceased terrorist invaders from over 80 nations and are not Syrians! If the article had a speck of truth UN supervised elections twice in that period saw Assad get over 80% of the vote. Would simply not have happened. Assad is genuinely loved by his people. Had the NATO Ork invasion succeeded Syria would be like Libya in total chaos and the people know it.

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2020-03-17 22:00

Los amos de los terroristas van perdiendo su guerra y siguen ladrando.

Willy Van Damme
Willy Van Damme
2020-03-17 23:58

Those countries should heed the US resolution regarding fighting terror and should join Syria and Russia.

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Miron Tudor
2020-03-18 00:53

They can’t join Syria and Russia for simple reason that Daesh/Al Queda are nothing other than irregular armed forces of UK/US and their minions.

Vince
Vince
2020-03-17 20:59

Those nations lied. It was not a peaceful process and involved participation of groups now regognized as terrorists.
A well-researched report tells the real story we’re not supposed to know:
http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/international-relations/how-the-west-created-isis
And funny thing, those nations were all involved in creating the terror groups.
Another point is that Syria has offers from China and Russia and has promised not to accept assistance or loans from nations that undermined Assad.

Hayton
Hayton
2020-03-18 02:00

I think the word “not” is missing from this story’s headline.

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Miron Tudor
2020-03-18 00:51

Those double-tongued snakes do have a nerve, I must say. Syria will suggest that they shove their “help” up their a$$.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-17 22:47

Actually, in Feb.2019, Pompeo even publicly said that USA were ready to support Assad’s presidency… And BTW, in the 00’s, Assad was highly courted by EU main countries… So the changes may not be about Assad’s regime in itself, but rather about some of Assad’s positions in foreign policy. Actually, Syria’s neutrality, when it comes to foreign policy, is seen as the key for stabilisation of the Middle-East… So it’s all about Iran’s cold war, both against Israel and against KSA, and Hezbollah being cut from supplies coming from Syria. There’s really a card to play for Assad, especially since… Read more »

john hunn
john hunn
2020-03-18 02:41
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I never read your entries–not worth the energy…

Seriously
Seriously
2020-03-18 04:22
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Seriously. You need to stop taking whatever that is.