Clinton warns Assad to implement UN plan

March 21, 2012

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“To President Assad and his regime, we say, along with the rest of the international community, take this path, commit to it, or face increasing pressure and isolation,” Clinton told reporters. –Photo by AFP

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday praised the UN statement on Syria and warned President Bashar al-Assad to carry out the peace plan or face “increasing pressure.”

Clinton said that the long-divided UN Security Council has taken “a positive step” after it adopted a statement demanding that Syria immediately implement a peace plan proposed by former secretary general Kofi Annan.

“To President Assad and his regime, we say, along with the rest of the international community, take this path, commit to it, or face increasing pressure and isolation,” Clinton told reporters.

Clinton called for the plan to be implemented by “all Syrians who love their country and respect its history and understand the tremendous potential that working together provides.”