Canada Condemns Assad’s Violent Disregard for Human Life

March 10, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“The voices of diplomacy in Syria continue to fall on deaf ears. Assad continues to show he has no interest in halting his campaign of terror.

“We have been clear: Assad must go.

“Those turning a blind eye to these senseless killings will be on the wrong side of history. The blood of the Syrian people will stain their hands.

“Canada calls on those backing this illegitimate and irresponsible regime to reverse their current position and to join in condemning this violent disregard for human life.”

Today the Syrian regime mounted an assault on Idlib while President Assad met with UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan.

For information on Canada’s previous actions against the Assad regime, please go to sanctions against the Assad regime and closing of the embassy.

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