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US tells Assad to leave Syria

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton Thursday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power and leave his country.

world Updated: Jun 07, 2012 23:40 IST

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton Thursday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power and leave his country. She made the statement at a press conference in Istanbul.

Violence in Syria is “simply unconscionable”, Clinton said, blaming Assad.