US does not support Syria normalisation efforts: Blinken

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The United States does not intend to support any efforts to normalise ties with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad or rehabilitate him until there is irreversible progress towards a political solution in Syria, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday. Blinken’s comments at a news conference come at a time when a shift is underway in the Middle East among the Arab allies of the United States, who are bringing Assad in from the cold by reviving economic and diplomatic ties. Jordan, a staunch US ally, fully reopened its main border crossing with Syria in late September, to boost the …

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