2/24/2012

World powers plan to forge aid package for Syria

By Elise Labott, CNN
 
London (CNN) -- World powers convening Friday in Tunisia on the Syria crisis plan to forge a united plan on delivering humanitarian aid and develop a closer relationship with a nascent Syrian political opposition group.
"I think that the strategy followed by the Syrians and their allies is one that can't stand the test of legitimacy or even brutality for any length of time. There will be increasingly capable opposition forces," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters in London.
"They will find somewhere, somehow the means to defend themselves as well as begin offensive measures and the pressure will build on Russia and China. World opinion is not going to stand idly by," Clinton said.
"Arab opinion is not going to be satisfied watching two nations -- one for commercial reasons, one for commercial and ideological reasons -- bolster a regime that is, you know, defying every rule of modern international norms."
Thousands have died in Syria since Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime launched a crackdown against protesters nearly a year ago, and Al-Assad faces strong international pressure to end the bloodshed...MORE

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