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March 25, 2014
It is unlikely at the current time that dialogue will resume between the Syrian regime and the opposition in Geneva
United Nations envoy Brahimi stated Monday. On the ground, Syrian forces battled with rebels who captured a village and a crossing on the Turkey border. UN’s Ban ki-Moon also blamed both sides of the conflict for blocking humanitarian aid.
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December 3, 2012
This is a red line for the United States. I am not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. But suffice it to say we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Making clear that the United States will not remain idle on the sidelines any longer if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons on civilians or rebel forces inside the country. The United States and other nations have maintained a mostly hands-off policy with regards to the conflict in Syria, instead pushing for change via diplomacy, though international pressure has yet to yield any significant results outside of occasional political defections. The Syrian government has already responded with a denial that they own such weapons, saying officials would never do such a thing “under any circumstances.” source
14:22 // 1 year ago
November 12, 2012
From Bad To Worse: The civil war in Syrian took one step closer to becoming an international conflict today. While the war didn’t receive much attention during the presidential debates, it seems increasingly likely that President Obama will be forced to intervene or provide a convincing reason for inaction in coming months. What role, if any, do you think outside nations should play in the conflict? source

From Bad To Worse: The civil war in Syrian took one step closer to becoming an international conflict today. While the war didn’t receive much attention during the presidential debates, it seems increasingly likely that President Obama will be forced to intervene or provide a convincing reason for inaction in coming months. What role, if any, do you think outside nations should play in the conflict? source

17:14 // 1 year ago
November 8, 2012
I am not a puppet. I was not made by the west to go to the west or to any other country. I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria. I do not think the west is going [to intervene], but if they do so, nobody can tell what is next. I think the price of this invasion if it happened is going to be more than the whole world can afford.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad • Making clear that he no longer has any intention of stepping down or leaving Syria, based on demands from Western countries, during an interview with Russia Today TV. As recently as Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron had mentioned the possibility of Assad being able to leave peacefully; however, it’s quite clear that the Syrian President has no interest in doing so. source
14:58 // 1 year ago
August 6, 2012
Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan
Drip, drip drip: Riyad Hijab, who was appointed Prime Minsister of Syria last June, has defected to Jordan and joined the opposition. Jordanian officials confirmed to Al-Jazeera that Hijab is with his family after having been smuggled across the border, and his spokesman claims that the defection had been planned for months in collusion with the Free Syrian Army. The Syrian government claims Hijab was fired, but either way, this is probably the highest-level defection President Bashar al-Assad has suffered so far, and a sign to many that his power is waning. source
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Drip, drip drip: Riyad Hijab, who was appointed Prime Minsister of Syria last June, has defected to Jordan and joined the opposition. Jordanian officials confirmed to Al-Jazeera that Hijab is with his family after having been smuggled across the border, and his spokesman claims that the defection had been planned for months in collusion with the Free Syrian Army. The Syrian government claims Hijab was fired, but either way, this is probably the highest-level defection President Bashar al-Assad has suffered so far, and a sign to many that his power is waning. source

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