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Syrian opposition wins more support at Istanbul meeting

(Xinhua)

09:45, April 02, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the "Friends of Syria" conference in Istanbul April 1, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)

ISTANBUL, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Representatives from more than 80 countries voiced support to the Syrian opposition as they met here Sunday seeking to mount international pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop the year-long violence and agree on a peaceful political transition.

After the Second Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People in Istanbul Convention Center, the participants reaffirmed in a statement their determination to support "the just cause of the Syrian people" to oppose Assad's regime.

The meeting agreed to recognize the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) as a legitimate representative of all Syrians and an umbrella organization for Syrian opposition groups, noting the council as the leading interlocutor of the Syrian opposition with the international community, said the statement.

The statement criticized the Syrian government's "widespread and systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms. "

It also urged the UN-Arab League joint envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan, to come up with a timetable to determine his next steps, including returning the Syrian issue to the UN Security Council if the Syrian government fails to end the violence.

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dave at 2012-04-0296.50.113.*
Clinton is not interested in promoting reconciliation among Syrians. She is now using money to buy some cannon folder to futher U.S. geopolitical aims: destroy Syria and then go onto Iran. Look at Libya. It is now all split up and the tribes fight each other while 12,000 US troops took over important oil instalations.
dave at 2012-04-0296.50.113.*
Clinton is not interested in promoting reconciliation among Syrians. She is now using money to buy some cannon folder to futher U.S. geopolitical aims: destroy Syria and then go onto Iran. Look at Libya. It is now all split up and the tribes fight each other while 12,000 US troops took over important oil instalations.
  

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