U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh March 15, 2015.
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The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News in an interview.Washington has long insisted that Assad must be replaced through a negotiated, political transition, but the rise of a common enemy, ISIS, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards him.In the interview broadcast on Sunday, Kerry did not repeat the standard U.S. line that Assad had lost all legitimacy and had to go. Assad appears to be betting that the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS will force Washington to engage with him.
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