ISTANBUL (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday laid out a Syria strategy calling for a full transfer of power to a transitional government, a senior state department official said.
“We can’t break faith with the Syrian people who want real change,” said the official who briefed reporters on Clinton’s meeting here with officials from 16 regional and European powers.
Clinton set forth “essential elements and principles that we believe should guide that post Assad transition strategy, including Assad’s full transfer of power,” the official said referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Other elements include “the establishment of a fully representative and inclusive interim government which leads to free and fair elections, a ceasefire to be observed by all and equality for all Syrians under the law.” (*)
SOURCE : AFP
Posted Friday, June 8, 2012