Sunday, April 24, 2011

Obama accuses Syria to cooperate with Iran to quell protests

Barcelona (Editorial and agencies) .- The bloodbath continues in Syria. At least twelve civilians have been killed during the funeral for the protesters died during the protests on Friday, as reported by the Syrian Organization for Human Rights Sawasiah defense. This independent group says the deaths have occurred in Damascus and its environs and the town of Izra in the south, scene of events this Saturday in memory of the deceased have become demonstrations against the regime ..

In Izra, security forces have killed five people in a funeral procession being held in the city in the south of the country, according to witness reports to the network Al Arabiya. Obama accuses Syria to cooperate with Iran to quell protestasEl U.S. president, Barack Obama, has urged the Syrian Government to end its "appalling use of violence" against demonstrators and has accused Syrian President Bashar Assad, to seek support from Iran to repress the civilian population.

"The appalling use of violence (by the Syrian government) to quell the protests must come to an end now," Obama said in a statement released by the White House. "Instead of listening to his own people, Al Assad is blaming foreign elements and seeking the help of the Iranian government to crack down on the Syrian citizens in the same brutal tactics that were used by Iranian allies," he said.

Obama has condemned violence by security forces but has not cited any potential response by the United States if the Syrian government refuses to listen to their requests. The U.S. military are locked in a military campaign against the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, and the Obama administration is cautious about the possibility of opening another front in the region, where its troops are involved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The U.S. has responded in different ways to the protests taking place in the Middle East and North Africa. While in Egypt held a peaceful pressure against Hosni Mubarak, Libya joined the NATO mission to enforce a no-fly zone against Gaddafi's troops. In the case of Syria, Obama has tried to keep the pressure on the Government of El Assad to respond positively to requests from the public.

"We strongly object to treatment by the Syrian government and its people are opposed to continued and destabilizing behavior, including its support for terrorism and terrorist groups," he Apostille Obama. Finally, the U.S. president says his country will continue to "support democracy and universal rights that all human beings deserve, in Syria and throughout the world."

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