Presidential candidate Clinton says removing Assad in Syria is No. 1 priority
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference after talking about her strategy for rural America during a campaign stop at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday said removing President Bashar al-Assad is the top priority in Syria.

Clinton, speaking at a town hall meeting in Hollis, said the United States should pursue a diplomatic solution in resolving Syria's internal conflict.

(Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)