at the earlier days of the Syrian revolution, Assad proposed democratic elections or redrawing the constitution, etc. within 7 years duration, something like that. Why don't they speed up the Syrian democratic elections with all groups representations to be held within 7 months! Conduct a cease-fire, allow refugees to return, etc. bring a level of calm to the nation.
U.S. Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)