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Clinton Calls for International Freeze of Syrian Assets, Oil Boycott



Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Friday for an international
freeze of Syrian assets and a boycott of its oil as part of a campaign
to end the country's incessant violence and force President Bashar al
Assad to step down. In remarks prepared for delivery to an
international "Friends of Syria" conference in Tunis, Clinton declared,
"The Assad regime's brutal assault must stop and a democratic transition
must begin." "The people of Syria are looking to us in their hour of need. We cannot let them down," she declared.

The
Secretary of State minced no words, saying "the Assad regime has
ignored every warning, squandered every opportunity and broken every
agreement." She added that trusted humanitarian organizations had
"pre-positioned humanitarian supplies at hubs in the region and they
are already on the ground poised to distribute this aid if safe access
can be arranged." If the Assad government refuses to allow the
humanitarian aid to reach civilians "it will have even more blood on its
hands," she declared. "So too will those nations that continue to
protect and arm the regime." She announced the US was providing
$10 million to "quickly scale up humanitarian efforts, including support
for refugees" and would provide more support in the future. Clinton also called for a travel ban on senior government members and a suspension of new investments.

She
suggested that the 70 nations attending the conference in the Tunisian
capital should "consider closing embassies and consulates. For nations
that have already imposed sanctions, we must vigorously enforce them."

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpps/news/clinton-international-freeze-of-syria-assets-dpgonc-20120224-fc_18207052


Added: Feb-24-2012 Occurred On: Feb-24-2012
By: Bleys
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  • another foreign matter we have no business in.

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  • shut up woman. Haven't you caused enough damage in the middle east ??
    No wonder Bill screwed around.

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  • So, we are siding with al Qaeda against a regime that has fought the fundamentalists.

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    • @joe prole

      They are doing everything they can to control Iranian oil. Removing 2 Irans closest allies Libya and Syria is step one, who accidentally also happen to have oil.

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  • "democratic transition MUST begin" lol sounds like something Hitler would say

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  • oh,for fuck sakes,here we go.Thermofuckingnuclear war will follow.

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  • Boycott oil, that way we get to pay 6.oo a gallon.

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  • When you discover a vampire in your area, you must go out and kill it. The COWARDLY Arab League has done nothing. I hate the carnage but I'm happy the UN and the USA are NOT getting involved - its time for the Muslim world to GROW up and face their own demons directly. Come on, Allah, DO SOMETHING!

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  • This is just absurd, like in Libya. What sanctions does this whore plan to put on the terrorists the government is fighting? Nothing, that's what! She is either a complete airhead, or she is profoundly evil. You take away the government's right to protect its own civilians from subversive paramilitary, and defecting military enemies? The people WANTED the government to crack down on terrorists. And to ask him to step down is just bizarre! Does she think that anyone will buy this bullshit? What t More..

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  • Yay...boycott and watch the oil prices shoot up since you idiots dont allow new drilling! Brilliant!

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  • BIATCH!!

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