After the six-year-long Syrian civil war, the US main aim of which was to topple Syrian President Assad, White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, said that the United must accept the ‘political reality’ that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is up to the Syrian people.
He also confirmed the statement of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, about the United States is not now focused on making Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leave power. According to him, the US main aim is to fight against ISIS.
Perhaps, recognizing the power of the legitimate president of Syria and declaring that the new priority is the fight against terrorism, Washington intends to prepare the ground for its further operation in Raqqa. In addition, in this way, the United States may be trying to justify the increasing number of its military contingent in Syria.