To end Syrian civil war, rebels must help form transition government, Kerry, others warn

January 13, 2014 10:22 PM

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Coalition president Ahmad al-Jarba was recently reelected in a race that further split the political opposition. In meetings here with delegates, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry and foreign ministers from 10 European and Arab countries, Jarga said some opposition leaders remain suspicious that the United States and others can be depended upon to force Assad from power through a political agreement.

Speaking after the meeting, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius emphasized that the donors’ group was committed to “putting an end to the present [Assad] regime.”

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