Syrian President Bashar Assad will be remembered as “one of the worst tyrants of his era,” the White House said Tuesday.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the United States and other allies would continue to support the opposition to Assad and stressed he would eventually be removed from power.
“There is no way out of this that doesn’t include a transition to a post-Assad Syria,” he said.
“The Syrian people will not stand for it, and the Syrian opposition and the military opposition will continue to resist Assad and resist with the assistance of the United States and many partners and allies in the effort.”
“Bashar al-Assad will now go down in history as one of the worst tyrants of his era with just a terrible amount of blood on his hands, the blood of his own people.”
The White House announced in June that it would offer military aid to vetted groups of Syrian rebels. It appears the United States is closer to making that happen for the first time.
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