Responding to Assad speech, EU, Turkish FM call on Syrian president to step down

07.01.2013                      25.Tewet. 5773

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Responding to Assad speech, EU, Turkish FM call on Syrian president to step down

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says Assad is repeating empty promises, calls on UN must decide on a stance; British Foreign Secretary William Hague accuses him of hypocrisy.

Syrian President Bashar Assad must step down in order to bring about a political solution to the war in his country, the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherin Ashton said on Sunday. The statement followed a speech by Assad in which he said he would not negotiate with the forces trying to overthrow him….