Jordan's King Abdullah calls on Assad to resign

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November 14, 2011 15:20

 
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King Abdullah II of Jordan called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to "step down," in an interview with the BBC.

Putting himself in the embattled Syrian president's shoes, Abdullah told the BBC, "I would step down and make sure whoever comes behind me has the ability to change the status quo that we're seeing."

The Jordanian monarch warned, however, that there is no one in Syria that could step in to change the status quo.

"If Bashar has the interest of his country, he would step down, but he would also create an ability to reach out and start a new phase of Syrian political life," Abdullah said.

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