"... The leaders of major industrial nations including the U.S. and Russia said in a Group of Eight declaration that they are united in wanting a negotiated and peaceful end to the Syrian civil war that will produce a government "that inspires public confidence," but they did not call on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down...
Russia refused to back a declaration that made such a goal explicit.
Tuesday's G-8 declaration also participants in any peace talks must agree to expel Al Qaeda-linked fighters from Syria. ..."
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
'G-8 calls for removal of Al Qaeda fighters in Syria, but doesn't mention Assad's fate'
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 4:40 PM