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Del Ponte: President al-Assad is the only partner to have political solution in Syria

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Former Swiss Chief Prosecutor  Carla Del Ponte affirmed that President Bashar al-Assad is the only partner to reach a political solution to the crisis in Syria and end what is going on here.

“Solution is impossible without President al-Assad,” Del Ponte, also a member in the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss RTS TV in an interview broadcast on Wednesday, pointing out to “the President’s popular powerfulness on the ground.”

Del Ponte added that she joins many voices which believe that the sole solution to the crisis in Syria will be through dialogue and negotiation with the Syrian leadership, affirming “this is possible only in the presence of President al-Assad.

“President al-Assad enjoys a great power, without him, negotiation is impossible,” Del Ponte said, referring to the improvement of the situation in Syria.