Assad must step down or face ‘military option’: Saudi foreign minister


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The Saudi leader would not give specifics about the military option, but noted that Saudi Arabia supports ‘moderate rebels’ fighting Assad

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad must leave office or face being turfed out by force, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Tuesday, warning of stepped up support for Syrian rebel groups.

Jubeir rejected Russian calls for an international coalition to help Assad fight the Islamic State (IS) group, and said the Syrian leader’s best option would be to step down.

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