The state Department clarified the U.S. position on the fate of Assad

Rex Tillerson

The fate of President Bashar al-Assad must be decided by the citizens of the country. This was stated by U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, his words are reports Reuters.

During the visit to Ankara the head of state also noted that the United States considers Turkey as a key ally in the fight against militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however, called for Washington to rely on legitimate actors in its mission against extremists.

USA are operating in Syria in Alliance with the Kurdish groups that Turkey considers a terrorist. The civil war in Syria lasts since 2011. In the confrontation involved government forces opposition forces Islamist groups and terrorists, including militants. After the conflict, former President Barack Obama expressed his view that Assad must leave his post for the start of the Syrian settlement: in the future, the same point was often made by many factions of the Syrian opposition.