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Thursday, August 18, 2011

United States Calls For Syrian President To Resign

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a statement about Syria, Thursday, in Washington. (AP)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a statement about Syria, Thursday, in Washington. (AP)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton detailed new sanctions against the Syrian government aimed at pressuring the country’s president, Bashar Assad, to step down.

The move comes after five months of anti-government protests and a government crackdown that has killed over 1,800 civilians.

A UN report released today says the Syrian crackdown “may amount to crimes against humanity,” and recommends that the Syrian regime be brought before the International Criminal Court for trail.

Guest:

  • Borzou Daragahi, Beirut Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times and on twitter @Borzou

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