Clinton: Keep the pressure on Syria
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Assad regime seems determined to continue to wage war on the Syrian people.
Clinton, citing recent events, including the killings at Houla, challenged the international community to keep the pressure up on Damascus.
Her comments come as the Friends of the Syrian People met to find ways to further isolate the Assad government.
“Sanctions are having an impact: businesses and organizations are cutting their ties with the regime, senior officials responsible for human rights violations have had their funds frozen and their travel curtailed and we are disrupting the ability of the regime to receive weapons and other supplies,: Clinton said.
“These sanctions are specifically pointed at members of the regime and its war machine; they do not target the Syrian people and do not apply to supplies of critical goods. It is the regime that is causing Syrians to suffer from economic hardship, to deprive them of fuel, cooking oil, and other essentials.”
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