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Syria: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3903, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise Bashar al-Assad as the head of the government of Syria.

Answered on

23 November 2021

The UK's position remains unchanged; the Assad regime has lost its legitimacy due to its atrocities against the Syrian people. Despite the military successes of the regime and its external supporters, we do not believe that Assad is capable of delivering a lasting peace in Syria. We firmly believe that United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 offers a clear path out of the conflict which protects the rights of all Syrians, in which civil society, women and minorities must play a role. We remain committed to highlighting the appalling violations of international humanitarian law in Syria and to pursuing accountability for the most serious crimes.