Remarks at Meeting With UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Mina Palace
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
June 8, 2016


QUESTION: Did you see --

SECRETARY KERRY: I’ll give you the low-down (inaudible).

QUESTION: -- anything about Assad’s comments?

SECRETARY KERRY: I beg your pardon?

QUESTION: Assad, he pledged he would take back every inch of Syria.

SECRETARY KERRY: Yes, I know. I know. I talked to Lavrov about it. He says that the transition is still the goal and everything about Geneva is still holding, and the effort to get the ceasefire in place is what they are working on right now.

MR KIRBY: Thanks, guys. Thank you. Thank you.

QUESTION: Thank you.

SECRETARY KERRY: And we will follow up on that in the next days.