World leaders, Obama call on Syrian president to step down
World leaders want Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
August 18th, 2011
10:09 AM ET

World leaders, Obama call on Syrian president to step down

[Updated at 10:10 a.m.] U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday the United States "will take steps to mitigate any unintended effects of the (new) sanctions on the Syrian people."

Clinton also said the United States expects that other countries "will amplify the steps we are taking."

[Posted at 10:05 a.m.] The leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom joined U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday in calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.

"Our three countries believe that President Assad, who is resorting to brutal military force against his own people and who is responsible for the situation, has lost all legitimacy and can no longer claim to lead the country," British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement.

"We call on him to face the reality of the complete rejection of his regime by the Syrian people and to step aside in the best interests of Syria and the unity of its people."

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  1. Israeli MOSSAD recruits 50K mercenaries...

    These blogs are more gossip column.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |

      Right, thanks to all these mindless Tea Partiers here who post their bla-bla-bla under other peoples' names without ever saying anything!!!

      August 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeezy Crisco Obomba

    And he turned to his disciples and said,
    "Take all this Kool Aide and drink from it"
    His disciples passed around the Kool Aide which was once water and gulped it down as if they had not drinketh in a thousand years. He then whipped out his snake and said to his followers,
    "Take this and eat from it"
    His disciples gobbled every inch balls deep until the serpent bled milk no more. And they were happy, as was God.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    Hey jazzzzzz i have been trying to find ya yes iam a guy and a hunk 6ft 4in dark and handsome and not gay

    August 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    NO THANK YOU.............

    August 19, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dave

    I call on Obummer to step down...

    August 19, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      ...and the rest of Congress – Reps and Dems both – each and every one fascist bass tards!

      August 19, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    @RUFFNUTT – you are the blind rabid one blaming everything on the Reps when the Dems are every bit as bad if not actually worse – fools like you are especially worse as you do not see Dems as part of the problem.

    August 19, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. hpw

    Obama should be the one stepping down along with congress

    August 19, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
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