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Clinton: Syria must agree to cease-fire

2012-02-24 19:01

Tunis - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Syrian regime will have "more blood on its hands" if it doesn't immediately comply with cease-fire demands being issued by a group of 70 Western and Arab nations.

In opening remarks to an international conference of the Friends of Syria group, Clinton said the regime of President Bashar Assad has "ignored every warning, squandered every opportunity and broken every agreement".

The Friends of Syria are demanding an immediate cease-fire so humanitarian aid can be delivered to Syrians who have suffered under a yearlong assault, especially those in the city of Homs, which has been under bombardment for three weeks.

"If the Assad regime refuses to allow this life-saving aid to reach civilians, it will have ever-more blood on its hands," Clinton said on Friday, noting the same was true of nations like Russia and China, which are supporting Assad.

Comments
  • Craig - 2012-02-24 23:19

    Who are the rebbels? who is supporting who???

      Fred - 2012-02-25 00:57

      See above :)

  • Fred - 2012-02-25 20:58

    Clinton also said the Russian and CHinese regimes were being despicable. Well said. Here is a link to part of that speech. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/video/index.html

      Fred - 2012-02-25 20:59

      Try this is if that doesn't work: http://www.pbs.org/newshour and click on last night's program

      Fidel - 2012-02-26 10:48

      Listening to Hillary Clinton pontificating on Middle Eastern affairs is a nauseating affront to reason – and proves how far the US has crawled into its own bunker of ignorance.

      Fred - 2012-02-26 17:33

      Her emotional, impassioned response has been praised the world over, except by the 17 rogue regimes out of the 151 countries on Earth. It is despicable what the Russian and Chinese regimes are doing. And they're going to pay. It is 2012, not the 1930's. I expect Russians and Chinese people will not let this be their way. It's inhuman. Despicable.

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