Clinton: Argument can be made that Assad's a war criminal

February 28, 2012 18:00

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said on Tuesday that an argument could be made that Syrian leader Bashar Assad is a war criminal.

"There would be an argument to be made that he would fit into that category," Clinton told a Senate committee hearing, responding to a senator's question as to whether Assad could be called a war criminal. But she added that using such labels "limits options to persuade leaders to step down from power."

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