Syrian soldiers Homs 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Syria on Monday rebuffed as a “conspiracy” an Arab League call for President
Bashar Assad to step down in favor of a unity government.
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foreign ministers tightened sanctions against the Assad regime, while Russia
offered conflicting signals as to whether it still stood by a government
abandoned by all but a few stalwart allies.
An official Syrian source
told the state news agency SANA that the Arab initiative, which would have Assad
hand power to a deputy pending elections, was a “conspiracy against
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