Obama asked the president of Syria to take a step back
February 4, 2012
United States President Barack Obama asked the President of Syria to take a step back, after the brutal repression that took place in that country, killing hundreds of civilians through bombing.
“Yesterday the Syrian government killed hundreds of Syrian citizens, including women and children in Homs, through bombing and other forms of indiscriminate violence, and Syrian forces continue to prevent thousands of wounded civilians receiving medical care,” Obama said.
“Al Assad should now end his campaign of killings and crimes against his own people. He should step aside and allow immediate start of a democratic transition,” he added.
“Every government has a responsibility to protect its citizens and any government that brutalizes slaughters its people does not deserve to govern. Assad has no right to lead Syria and has lost all legitimacy from his people and the international community. “
“The people who suffer in Syria should know: we are with you and the Assad regime must come to an end,” Obama said.
In addition, Obama said that ‘the UN now has the opportunity to face the brutality of the regime of Assad and prove to be a credible advocate of universal rights that are written in the UN Charter.”
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