Obama: Time for killing of Syrian citizens to end

February 25, 2012 00:12

WASHINGTON - The international community must band together in pressuring Syrian leader Bashar Assad to step down, US President Barack Obama said on Friday, as rescue workers began evacuating wounded civilians from a besieged Syrian city.

"All of us seeing the terrible pictures coming out of Syria and Homs recently recognize it is absolutely imperative for the international community to rally in sending a clear message to President Assad that it is time for a transition," Obama told reporters.

"It is prime time to stop the killing of Syrian citizens by their own government," he said after a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark.

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