Tags:

Obama Says to Isolate Assad, Appalled by Brutality

Sunday, 31 Jul 2011 04:52 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday he was appalled by the Syrian government's use of violence against its people in the city of Hama and promised to work with others to isolate President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian tanks firing shells and machine guns stormed Hama on Sunday, killing 80 civilians.

"The reports out of Hama are horrifying and demonstrate the true character of the Syrian regime," Obama said in a statement released by the White House.

"Syria will be a better place when a democratic transition goes forward. In the days ahead, the United States will continue to increase our pressure on the Syrian regime, and work with others around the world to isolate the Assad government and stand with the Syrian people." (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Report: North Korea's Leader Missing for a Month Due to Surgery

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 07:49 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been hospitalized after surgery on both ankles earlier this month, a South Korean ne . . .

Cruz, Perry, Huckabee, Jindal Mobilize Christian Vote for Midterms

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 07:41 AM

A number of possible GOP presidential candidates have recorded radio ads urging conservative Christians to vote in Novem . . .

Secret Service Head Faces Grilling on White House Breach

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 07:36 AM

Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.Secret Service Director J . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved