US Tells President Assad ‘Stop The Slaughter Now’

The United States today reiterated its call to stop the brutality and viciousness of the Assad regime to its people.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the Syrian regime’s violent assault on civilians continued today, even as Ramadan began, highlighting again the brutality and viciousness of the Assad regime.

“Yesterday, President Obama said that President Assad has shown that he is incapable and unwilling to respond to the legitimate grievances of the Syrian people. Today, as the campaign of violence continues, President Assad is further ensuring that he and his regime will be left in the past, and that the Syrian people themselves will be the ones to determine its future.” – Ms. Clinton

She said the United States mourns the deaths of all those killed, especially innocent children like Layal Askar, a one-year old killed by a stray bullet from a security officer’s gun in the southern city of al-Hirak.

Ms. Clinton stressed that the United States stands with the Syrian people and we condemn the Assad regime’s violent campaign against them.

“We call on President Assad to stop the slaughter now. We call on those members of the United Nations Security Council who have opposed any Security Council action that would call on Assad to stop the killing to reconsider their positions.” – Ms. Clinton

Ms. Clinton also urged the international community to come together behind the people of Syria in this critical time.

“As I have said before, President Assad has lost his legitimacy with the Syrian people. Syria will be a better place when a democratic transition goes forward.” – Ms. Clinton

Massive protests in Syria started on 26th of January 2011. Protesters have been calling for political reforms and the reinstatement of civil rights.

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