Monday, August 1, 2011

Obama condemns repression in Syria

The U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the crackdown on the opposition demonstrations in Syria and actions announced in the coming days to isolate the government of the Arab nation. Obama's message was released after hospital officials and human rights groups said Sunday that at least 121 people were killed and hundreds injured in the Syrian city of Hama, a Syrian army raid against protesters.

"I am appalled by the use of violence and brutality of the Syrian government against its own people," the U.S. president said in a written statement released here. 'Reports of Hama are terrible and demonstrate the true character of the Syrian regime. Once again, President Assad has proved totally unable and unwilling to respond to the legitimate grievances of the Syrian people, "he said.

'The use of torture, corruption and terror puts it on the wrong side of history and its people, "said President Obama, who said that" Syria will be a better place when concrete democratic transition, "he said. Announced that 'in the coming days, America will continue to increase pressure on the Syrian regime and work with other nations in the world to isolate the Assad regime and stand next to the Syrian people.

" Protests against the government of President Al Assad broke out last March, inspired by the revolutions of the so-called Arab spring in Tunisia and Egypt, which has spread to other countries.

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