Cameron, Obama vow continued support for Syrian opposition
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 01:37
May 13 - President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will continue to support the people of Syria with humanitarian aid. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Rebel forces attacked a military camp near Aleppo --- in this latest video posted to a social media website. While Reuters cannnot independently verify these reports, it came on a day that saw western powers discussing what role they will play in Syria's future.
British Prime Minister David Cameron.
SOUNDBITE: British Prime Minister David Cameron saying:
"None of us have any interest in seeing more lives lost, in seeing chemical weapons used or extremist violence spreading any further. So we welcome President Putin's agreement to join an effort to achieve a political solution. The challenges remain formidable but we have an urgent window of opportunity before the worst fears are realized."
His remarks came on the heels of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. Both leaders supporting a push to create a transitional government.
SOUNDBITE: U.S. President Barack Obama saying:
"That includes bringing together representatives of the regime and the opposition in Geneva in the coming weeks to agree on a transitional body, which would allow for a transfer of power from Assad to this governing body."
Obama says the U.S. is still working to confirm details about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Both leaders says they will continue to support humanitarian aid to the the opposition although Cameron says he has not made a decision about whether the UK will help arm rebels.
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