Is United States Just Standing Back on Syrian Crisis?


With Assad regime launching endless violence against the Syrian people, the international community is looking up for the United States’ efforts to end the Syria’s turmoil.

Is the United States just standing back on Syrian crisis?

In an interview with Jill Dougherty of CNN, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the US government is not just standing back on Syrian crisis.

In fact, the US sanctions against Assad are beginning to have an effect, Ms. Clinton said.

Clockwise from topleft: A FSA fighter is preparing to fire a rocket launcher; A Syrian tank outside Homs; Smoke after the bombardment of Homs; Destroyed cars; Destroyed buildings in Homs; A man searching for valuable items beneath the rubble; A family escaping from their shelled home.

However, she notes that the international community has to do more to implement the sanctions,

United States will be working with the Arab countries, the European countries, North African, and others to have them understand the most effective way to implement sanctions, Ms. Clinton added.

She says the individual sanctions, the travel bans, the visa bans, the kinds of direct personal sanctions are beginning to really wake people up.

But the Istanbul meeting today was quite consequential in terms of the outcomes, and really increasing the enforcement of sanctions was one of the best, Ms. Clinton noted.

Yesterday, the United States today assured the Syrian people that they are not alone in the battle and the international community will be launching greater pressure against the regime.

On her remarks during camera spray following meeting with Syrian National Council in Turkey, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the international community has been working very hard to try to figure out ways to help those inside Syria who are bearing the brunt of the brutality of the Assad regime.

The Syrian National Council has been working hard to organize different Syrians behind a unified approach.

Ms. Clinton has stressed that the international community must have a close coordination to tackle the Syrian crisis.

Reports say some announcement come from the meeting in Istanbul that there will be greater pressure on the regime, there will be more assistance of all kinds for the Syrian National Council, there will be more humanitarian assistance, and that the people inside Syria should know they are not alone.

Since the protests began on 26th January this year, the Assad regime’s violent response has lead to the death of more than 8,000 people. Many more have been injured, and thousands of protesters have been detained.

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