Boris Johnson wrote in the Times today that there is a solution to end the appalling suffering in Syria. Boris urges the Kremlin to end its support for Assad.The Times reported: “In an article for The Times today Mr Johnson says that Russia’s military efforts in Syria are keeping Assad in power and are “seemingly indefensible”. Mr Johnson says that Assad is the “one man who bears overwhelming responsibility” for the Syrian war and heaps censure on his “killing machine, his barrel-bombs, and . . . his fight for personal political survival”.
Acknowledging that the “Russians have accepted there must be political transition” in Syria, Mr Johnson points out the contradiction that the “Russians are also employing their military muscle to prevent him [Assad] from losing, to keep him in power”.”
Boris understands we must not make the same mistake as was made in Iraq, there must be a creditable alternative to replace Assad. To that end, there is a meeting in London today of people whose ” ambition is to ensure a safe space, free from terror, to which migrants can return.”
At last a well thought out solution to a terrible problem. We must all hope this can moved forward.
Please read Boris’s article in full, here.