Syrians walk past a banner bearing a portrait of President Bashar Assad in Damascus on March 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA
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Syria's envoy to the United Nations says it's time for the United States and other Western powers to accept that President Bashar Assad is here to stay, and to abandon what he suggested was a failed strategy of trying to split the Middle East into sectarian enclaves.Speaking to Reuters on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Syrian war, Assad's long-serving U.N. ambassador Bashar Jaafari said his president was ready to work with the United States and others to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Some European Union countries that withdrew their ambassadors from Syria are saying privately it is time for more communication with Damascus, diplomats said in February.Jaafari said that "many European delegations" had visited Damascus to ask for strengthened anti-terrorism cooperation, without specifying which countries.
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