Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, told Russia yesterday it will be responsible for unleashing a full-blown civil war in Syria unless it changes course and sides with Washington and other Western powers in pushing for President Bashar al-Assad to step down and facilitate a political transition. The comments from Mrs Clinton, made in Copenhagen at the start of a Scandinavian tour, reflect a deepening conviction among top US policymakers that persuading President Vladimir Putin to cut Assad loose is about the only palatable option available in trying to tackle the Syrian crisis.
MUNICH, Germany — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned her Russian counterpart on Saturday that Syria risks plunging towards civil war if Moscow failed to back UN moves to stop the bloodshed. Clinton's remarks came just as R... Read Post
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday Syria could slide into civil war but she did not foresee the global community intervening in the same way it did in Libya."I think there could be a civil war with a very determi... Read Post