Hague stresses UK, allies intention of toppling Syrian president

Britain and its allies in the so-called ‘Friends of Syria’ grouping have revealed their real intention behind convening meetings and discussions, which is to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

The fact was exposed before a meeting of the grouping in Jordan, where British Foreign Secretary William Hague moaned that “Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot be part of a solution to the Syrian crisis”.

"We want a solution without Assad. We do not accept the stay of Assad," Hague said ahead of the meeting in Amman.

William Hague said the UK government will renew its attempts to seek to lift an embargo against foreign-backed terrorists in Syria in a fresh bid to provide them heavy weapons.

Hague made the threatening remarks at a joint press conference with Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

"The UK and France seek to end the ban on arming Syrian rebels. Any decision to be taken will be discussed with the Syrian National Coalition and in cooperation with other entities", he said.

The grouping includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt, the United States, Britain, France, Turkey, Germany and Italy.

This comes as a U.S. Senate panel has already endorsed plans to give Syrian terrorists lethal arms.

The developments come as the Syrian Army continues to advance deeper into the strategic town of Qusayr, an area which has been the focal point of clashes between government forces and terrorists for weeks.

The army forces have managed to restore security and stability to Al-Akari and Tal Sar villages and hunted down rebels in the town of al-Hamidieh on the outskirts of al-Qusayr, state-run SANA news agency said Wednesday.

The army pushed its way into al-Qusayr city early Sunday after taking control of its surburb after 46 days of battling.

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