Secretary of State John Kerry imposed an August deadline for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transition out of power, warning the Damascus-based government and its Russian and Iranian backers that non-adherence to the ultimatum will prompt a new US approach to ending the five-year-old war. "The target date for the transition is 1st of August," Kerry said in a press conference at the State Department on Tuesday. "So we're now coming up to May. So either something happens in these next few months, or they are asking for a very different track."
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It's not clear how much weight Kerry's ultimatum has.
It's not clear how much weight the ultimatum has? Yeah. How about none? I'm sure Assad is really really worried that Obama and John Kerry are going to start pushing him around. If only someone would let our President be clear on this issue.
Our foreign policy in this region is a freaking clown-show.