‘Bashar al-Assad must go’: Biden vows to oust ‘regime thug’ in Syria
The US President said he was “bashing” Bashar al-Jaafari and the Syrian regime in Syria and urged the US to provide humanitarian aid to those in need.
Mr Biden, in a speech in Washington, DC, said he would meet Mr Assad to discuss a “political solution” to the conflict, adding that the US would not hesitate to use military force if the Syrian leader failed to take “effective steps to end the violence in Syria”.
He said Mr Assad had to “face up to the fact that if he does not step down, the US and the international community will”.
“We will continue to take decisive action if he fails to take meaningful steps to stop the bloodshed in Syria,” Mr Biden said.
“The US and other nations will be there to help, and we will do everything in our power to bring an end to this carnage.”
This regime thug must go.
“Mr Biden said Mr Jaafari had not lived up to his promises to bring stability to Syria and he had not delivered on his promise to improve the lives of Syrian people.
Mr Jaafary is the nephew of Syria’s former President Hafez al-Asad and Mr Assad’s closest political ally.
Mr Trump has been criticised by both parties for his lack of involvement in Syria, and for not acting more aggressively to help end the conflict.
Mr Obama has said the US does not have the military capability to bring about regime change in Syria.
He also has been accused of lacking support from Arab countries who support the Assad regime.
Mr Assad, who has been in power since 2011, was elected in a 2013 election backed by US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar.