Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hillary Clinton accuses Iran of assisting in Syria's bloody crackdown against pro-democracy campaigners - 15th June 2011

Hillary Clinton has accused Iran of assisting the Syrian regime in their ongoing and bloody crackdown against pro-democracy protesters.

The US Secretary of State's comments come as Syrian government forces push into northern border towns in an attempt to snuff out any spontaneous local uprisings against president Bashar Assad's under-fire regime.

Thousands of Syrian citizens have now fled to the border with Turkey in an attempt to escape the violence.

Many of the refugees have reported that Iranian forces were taking part in last week's assault around the key town of Jisr al-Shughur.

In a statement, Mrs Clinton said: 'Iran is supporting the Assad regime's vicious assaults on peaceful protesters and military actions against its own cities.

'Two years ago this week, Iranian citizens went to the polls in the hopes of expressing their democratic rights.

'When the people reached for their aspirations, the government responded with brutal repression. Two years later, that repression continues.'

Tehran has strongly denied any involvement in Syria and have accused the United States and Israel of supporting 'terrorist' acts. Read More