US seeks to replace Assad govt. with terrorists: American journalist

The United States wants to replace the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with terrorist organizations which are acting as de facto American agents in Syria, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York says.

Don DeBar made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on a statement by the White House about the years-long crisis in Syria.

The White House said on Thursday there is no military solution to the Syrian crisis and sought cooperation from Russia to address the deadly unrest in the Arab country.

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and told him that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down to allow a political settlement.

“The United States has essentially laid bare the fact that its terrorist agents on the ground in Syria are in fact its terrorist agents on the ground in Syria,” DeBar said.

“We’re talking about the Islamic State, al-Qaeda of various lineage and al-Nusra Front, among others, and the so-called moderate rebels, both of them,” he added.

“The way they have done this essentially is by interjecting into the negotiations with Russia over Syria’s future the fact that the demand that is being raised by those very same groups that the Syrian government step aside and let a new government be put in place,” he stated.

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