Bolton: Syria Peace Talks 'Doomed to Failure'

Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 12:59 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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The international peace talks in Switzerland to discuss a resolve in Syria's civil war are "doomed to failure," claimed former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton on Fox News on Wednesday.

The talks got off to a rocky start Wednesday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry argued a solution for Syria's civil war must include President Bashar al-Assad stepping down from power, according to CBS News. The talks are an attempt to address the three-year civil war in Syria between rebel forces and the regime of President Assad that has claimed as many as 130,000 lives.

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"The notion that these powers were willing to talk about easing Assad out has never been accurate. And yet, that has formed the basis of the Obama administration's policy," he said.
Bolton said Russia needed Syria because it was the location of their "only naval base outside the territory of Russia." He maintained part of the problem was that the Obama administration based their policy of the "illusion" the U.S. and Russia were in agreement on a solution for Syria.

"I think, in fact, you can make a case that the administration's policy on Syria has been based on illusions for three straight years — the most important of which, right now, is the illusion that the United States and Russia shared a common interest in a peaceful transition of power away from the Assad regime.

"That has never been Russia's position," Bolton explained.

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