“Instead of listening to their own people, President Assad is blaming outsiders while seeking Iranian assistance in repressing Syria’s citizens through the same brutal tactics that have been used by his Iranian allies,” he said.
“We strongly oppose the Syrian government’s treatment of its citizens and we continue to oppose its continued destabilising behaviour more generally, including support for terrorism and terrorist groups,” said Obama.
Despite the criticism, Obama did not refer to any potential US consequences should Assad refuse to heed his demands.
of course not.. consequences-oriented speeches come later. There’s a very clear pattern that happens. I hope this doesn’t get to a point where the US-government-world-police get involved. We cannot afford it.