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July 6, 2012 8:39 am

Clinton Slams China, Russia for Defending Assad

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Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Photo: US Govt.

JPost – PARIS – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged world powers on Friday to show Russia and China they would pay a price for impeding progress toward a democratic transition in Syria.

“It is frankly not enough just to come to the Friends of the Syrian People (meeting) because I will tell you very frankly, I don’t think Russia and China believe they are paying any price at all – nothing at all – for standing up on behalf of the Assad regime,” Clinton said at a gathering of countries seeking to speed the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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