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May 31, 2012 8:45 am

Clinton Blasts Russia for Role in Syrian Conflict

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Photo: Chad J. McNeeley at DoD.

VOA – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says continuing Russian support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is blocking United Nations action to end 15 months of violence and could help lead to civil war. Clinton is in Denmark, at the beginning of a one-week trip to Europe.

Secretary Clinton says “very strong opposition” from Russia is making it harder to put together an international coalition against President Assad. But, she says Washington is not giving up on such a coalition, because “every day that goes by makes the case stronger.”

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