Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is feeling strengthened as international pressure on his regime appears to ease amid growing Western fears of an Islamist takeover and unwavering Russian support, analysts say.
This is alarming as there’s no end in sight in the Syrian conflict. The President won’t step down and it looks like he will run in the next Presidential elections. Rebel gains are at a whim and Qaeda backed groups such as al-Nursa and ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) are gaining power. And hundreds are dying each day, many fleeing to add to a growing number of refugees.
11:30 // 4 months ago
"Our solidarity with the struggle of the Syrian people against an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy is an ethical duty as it is a political and strategic necessity,” Morsi said.
"We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom."
People in the audience walked out after Morsi made his statements on Syria.
10:14 // 1 year ago