Diplomats Respond to Violence in Syria

Thursday, March 01, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a press conference on February 24, 2012 following the 'Friends of Syria' conference. (Jason Reed/Getty)

As Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad continue to bomb opposition strongholds, the international community considers its options. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress against President Assad making an argument that Assad would "fit into that category" of "war criminals." A meeting at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday also signaled renewed diplomatic efforts in Syria, but exactly how the international community might intervene remains to be seen.

Steve Coll is the president of the New America Foundation and a staff writer for The New Yorker



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