Obama: Syria violence unacceptable, government must leave

WASHINGTON Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:30pm EST

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Yabroud January 13, 2012.  REUTERS/Handout

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Yabroud January 13, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned as "unacceptable" Syria's continuing crackdown on protesters and repeated his call for President Bashar al-Assad's government to leave power.

"We're continuing to see unacceptable levels of violence inside that country, and so we will continue to consult very closely with Jordan to create the kind of international pressure and environment that encourages the current Syrian regime to step aside," Obama said after White House talks with Jordan's King Abdullah.

(Reporting by David Alexander)

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Comments (8)
mrjerrytheb wrote:
Who the hell does Obama think he is, dictator of the world? Mr Obama, you have much more serious problems here at home. Concentarate on not being the worst president in US history and keep your nose out of other country’s business.

Jan 17, 2012 4:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mjax wrote:
He IS President of the United States. I don’t know why your bashing my President for speaking up for victims of a ruthless slaughter. You’d be crying foul if it was you and you family. Just because you would be to self-centered and scared to stick up for what you believe in, don’t go get mad when other people do it.

This president has don’t more in his soon to be four years than the last did in eight. Get your facts straight. Loud and wrond is a bad combination. Read a book or something

Jan 17, 2012 6:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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