The white house called the defeat of ISIS a higher priority compared to Assad’s departure

The United States must recognize that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad depends on the people of Syria. The main priority of the United States in the region should be the defeat of the militants of the “Islamic state”. As reported by Reuters, said at a briefing the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer.

“As for Assad, there is a political reality that we have to accept,” he said. According to him, under the previous administration in this regard has been missed many opportunities.

“The United States has a serious priorities in Syria and Iraq, and we have made it clear that the fight against terrorism, particularly the destruction of ISIS, is foremost among those priorities,” said Spicer.

Representative of the American administration thus confirmed the words of the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who said that the departure of Assad as President of Syria is not a priority for Washington.

In addition, U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson said that Assad’s fate must be decided by the citizens of the country.

The previous President Barack Obama in August 2011, said that to resolve the Syrian crisis, Assad will have to resign as head of state. The United States called it an illegitimate ruler because, according to them, the weapons were used, including chemical against his own people.

“Islamic state” in Russia included in the list of terrorist organizations, for participation in activities which provide for criminal liability.