Saudi Foreign Minister says Assad has no place in Syria future

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 5:59 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday Riyadh's position on the conflict in Syria has not changed and that there was no place for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the future of the country.

He was speaking after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, a long-standing ally of Assad in the conflict, amid a renewed diplomatic push to end the conflict in Syria because of gains on the ground by Islamic State.

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing byDmitry Zhdannikov)