Diplomatic pressure on Assad gaining momentum

11.08.2011                      11.Aw-Elul, 5771

Syrien:

Diplomatic pressure on Assad gaining momentum

Syrian president shows no signs of letting up violent crackdown on anti-regime protesters; Analyst: Turkey has largest sway over Assad.

Diplomatic momentum is building on the Bashar Assad regime as it ratchets up its four-month military crackdown, but the Syrian president shows no signs of being in the mood to listen, analysts say. 
“Whether he is in a mood to listen or not doesn’t matter. Everyone else is in a mood for a post-Assad Syria and are all positioning themselves for this eventuality,” Prof. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, a political scientist at UAE University, told The Media Line….