The UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson: “We certainly don’t want al-Qaeda to control Syria”.
Key words: Europe, Syria, US, UK, Germany, Norway, Russia.
Elijah J. Magnier – During the Brussels Foreign Ministers meeting “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region”, I asked the UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson in private about the intentions of his country towards Assad and al-Qaeda:
Q: You said you can’t imagine Assad in power; do you have an alternative in mind?
BJ: “I think what we need to have is a proper transition. I spoke to my colleagues and we are going to be discussing this issue at the G7 meeting (in Italy scheduled on the 26 of May). We are working on a proposal”.
Q: None of you meeting today actually mentioned the danger of al-Qaeda. There are tens of thousands of fighters on the ground…
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