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    US not to reestablish relations with the Assad regime unless political change in Syria is facilitated by the UN

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    According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, unless there is real political progress in Syria that is supported by the UN, neither Washington nor other countries would normalize ties with the Bashar al-Assad regime.

    Following the May 1 Amman meeting, Blinken addressed advancing an inclusive political solution to the Syrian conflict with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi over the phone, according to a readout from the State Department.

    According to the statement, “Secretary Blinken made clear that the United States will not normalize relations with the Assad regime and does not support others normalizing until there is real political progress supported by the UN in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.”

    Blinken also expressed gratitude to Jordan for hosting Syrian refugees and reaffirmed the US position that Syria must establish circumstances, such as respect for human rights, that will motivate refugees to return in a safe, voluntarily, and respectable manner.

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