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It is our view that Bashar al-Assad should go, as been, it's been our long-standing position. I see downsides and I see risks in us going in, doing a complete flip-flop supporting the Russians of Assad, and I to you. But I must also be realistic about the way the landscape has changed, and it may be that we will have to think afresh about how we handle this.
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It may be, for instance, that there is, with the Trump administration I think the crucial point to make is that any deal with the Russians of necessity involves an accommodation with Iran.