Friday, December 14, 2012

U.S., rebels urge gloomy Moscow to help oust Assad

Syria's rebel leadership and the United States seized on Russian pessimism over President Bashar al-Assad's future to urge Moscow to help push its ally into ceding power and end the battles closing in around his capital.

"We want to commend the Russian government for finally waking up to the reality and acknowledging that the regime's days are numbered," the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said after a senior Kremlin envoy conceded publicly on Thursday that Assad's opponents could win the 20-month-old civil war.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/13/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121213