US 'hopes' for a Syria without Assad: Tillerson

 11 Apr 2017 - 16:26

US 'hopes' for a Syria without Assad: Tillerson
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks with E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini as they arrive to pose for a family photo during a G7 for foreign ministers in Lucca, Italy April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi

AFP

Lucca, Italy: The United States sees no place for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in any peace resolution for the war-torn country, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.

As the G7 called for a diplomatic push to resolve the conflict and create durable, lasting peace for a unified Syria, Tillerson said "our hope is Bashar al-Assad will not be part of that future".