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US calls for Syria democratic transition

02-10-2012 14:01 BJT

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US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland has announced that the United States will work with allies and partners around the world to explore ways to further isolate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

This is set to include economic sanctions to close loopholes in funding to Assad.

Meanwhile, with the Arab League plan as a signpost, the US is planning to support the Syrian opposition and help realize a democratic transition in the country.

Nuland also stressed that the US wants to deal with the situation peacefully, and that more weapons coming into Syria from the outside is not the way to go.

The US also voiced its opposition to Iran, Iraq and other countries continuing to sell arms to Syria.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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