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U.S. condemns Syria’s ‘brutal repression’ of protesters

Clinton says U.S. condemns Syrian government's harsh treatment of pro-democracy demonstrators; State Department spokesman says Syria's Assad must make more progress on political reforms.


March 29, 2011 | 2:50 pm

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the Syrian government on Tuesday for the harsh way it had responded to pro-democracy protests, while the State Department spokesman said Syria must make more progress on reforms.

“In a series of side meetings I also had the chance to discuss a number of issues, including Syria,” Clinton said after a London meeting of international powers on Libya.

“I expressed our strong condemnation of the Syrian government’s brutal repression of demonstrators, in particular the violence and killing of civilians in the hands of security forces,” she added.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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