U.S. Calls on Syrian President to Leave Power | C-SPAN
Looks like they finally said what the Administration has been dancing around for months.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this morning called on Syrian President Assad to step down and leave office. This announcement was endorsed by the European Union. The U.N. Security Council will also meet later today to discuss the situation.
In a written statement released from the White House this morning, Pres. Obama cited the Syrian people as motivating factor in the decision, "The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way." Obama also said the U.S. would not intervene in any transition of power and asked other countries not to impose their will upon Syria.