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President Obama calling for syrian president to step down

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 5:01pm

NATIONAL (FOX44) - The violence against civilians in Syria has become too much for the Obama administration.
President Obama called for the Syrian president to step down.
The U.S. is taking its toughest stance against Syria after five months of reports of brutal crackdowns on peaceful anti-government protesters.
President Obama issued an executive order calling on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to step down, and announcing another round of sanctions against the embattled nation.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the steps taken by the president will tighten the circle of isolation around the regime.
The Syrian government is not backing down, releasing a statement accusing America, and the west, of seeking to stoke violence in Syria.

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