Monday, October 26, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — US Secretary of State John Kerry and King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Saturday called for greater international efforts to restore stability to Syria without President Bashar Assad at its helm.

The two countries backed the aim of a “unified, pluralistic and stable country for all Syrians,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said.

“Both sides noted the importance of mobilizing the international community to support this goal and reiterated the need for a transition away from Assad. They pledged to continue and intensify support to the moderate Syrian opposition while the political track is being pursued.”