Friday, February 24, 2012

Call for 'tsunami wave' of pressure on Syria



Tunis, Tunisia (CNN) -- World powers convening Friday in Tunisia called for a political solution in Syria and what one diplomat calls a "tsunami wave" of pressure that would peel away internal support for the embattled regime.

Meeting in the cradle of the Arab Spring, the Friends of Syria conference began setting the groundwork for a political transition in Syria, not unlike the international planning that forged the changes in Libya, where Moammar Gadhafi's regime was toppled.

The group, comprising dozens of international countries and entities, developed a plan to deliver immediate humanitarian aid, give political legitimacy to the Syrian opposition and endorse the idea of a joint Arab-U.N. peacekeeping force. Read More