The United States is no longer making removing Syrian President Bashar Assad a focus of its policy in the war-torn country, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday.
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"Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out," Haley told a small group of reporters. "Our priority is to really look at how do we get things done, who do we need to work with to really make a difference for the people in Syria."
"We can't necessarily focus on Assad the way that the previous administration did," she said.