Clinton Calls For “Friends of Democratic Syria” to Unite
WSJ/AP – SOFIA, Bulgaria—U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Sunday for “friends of democratic Syria” to unite and rally against President Bashar Assad’s regime, previewing the possible formation of a formal group of likeminded nations to coordinate assistance to the Syrian opposition.
Speaking in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia a day after Russia and China blocked U.N. Security Council action on Syria, Mrs. Clinton said the international community had a duty to halt continuing bloodshed and promote a political transition that would see Mr. Assad step down. She said the “friends of Syria” should work together to promote those ends.