In an interview Kerry voted to convince Assad and discuss a peaceful strategy.
America will have to negotiate with the Syrian President to end thecivil war in that country, which enters its fifth year, acknowledged the US Secretary of State John Kerry.
“In the end we will have to negotiate. We have always been willing to negotiate within the framework of the process (of peace) in Geneva I,” Kerry said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS, adding that Washington works tirelessly to “reactivate” efforts to find a political solution to end the war.
“There is increased pressure in various ways for that to happen. We have to make clear that we are taking steps to move in that direction,” said Kerry, who said that many of “our allies and other” contribute to that strategy.
The chief US diplomat reiterated that the solution to the Syrian civil war should be no military policy.
“For the Assad regime agrees to negotiate we must make it clear that no determination on all sides to seek a political solution and change its estimates of negotiation. It is something that is done now,” said Kerry, citing the apparent confidence of Asad about staying in power and his fear dialogue.
This time not said Kerry, who has done the State Department, which Assad has lost legitimacy to rule and must leave power through negotiation.
Four years of conflict expensive
The war in Syria has caused more than 200,000 dead and 3.8 million refugees to reach its fourth year, making it one of the biggest crises since World War II as NGOs working in the field.
Below are the most prominent figures of this conflict to date.
- Dead: Over 200,000 according to UN data revealed in October 2014. NGOs and put at over 220,000 the number of deaths.
- Refugees: Some 3.8 million refugees, half of them children, spread over several countries like Turkey (over 1.7 million), Lebanon (1.2 million), Jordan (622,000), Iraqi Kurdistan (250,000) and Egypt (136,000).
- Displaced in Syria: 7600000
- Besieged: More than 4.8 million Syrians living in besieged or very difficult to reach places.
- Basic needs: More than 12.2 million Syrians need emergency humanitarian aid to survive.
- Budget of the humanitarian aid needed by 2015: 8,000 million, of which today is covered only 2%.