Obama Calls on Syria's Assad to Step Down, Freezes Assets

President Obama today called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, as his crackdown on the country's anti-government uprising continues to escalate and U.S. allies condemned the Assad regime. "The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way," Obama said in a statement. "His calls for dialogue and reform have rung hollow while he is imprisoning, torturing and slaughtering his own people ..." For the sake of the Syrian...Full Story
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