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Damascus : Syria | Mar 06, 2012 at 1:26 PM PST
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Syrian President Bashar Assad has promised sweeping reforms and a crackdown on terrorists getting aid from abroad. According to him, the "power of every state lies in popular support." He added that the Syrian People who, with their awareness and will, "foiled foreign schemes," and have once more proved their ability to safeguard Syria and build it through their determination to pursue reforms in parallel with encountering the terrorism backed by foreign sides.

During his meeting with Alla Alexandrovsaya, chairwoman of the Syrian-Ukrainian Friendship Committee in the Ukrainian Parliament and the accompanying delegation, al-Assad reiterated that what Syrian has been exposed to is a repetition of previous bids to weaken and destabilize it.

On the diplomatic front, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the issue was not whether al-Assad would leave power, but when. He rejecting a proposal raised yesterday by Republican Senator John McCain to attack Syria.

"The U.S. should lead an international airstrike on Syrian forces in order to create and defend safe havens for the opposition to plan political and military activities," U.S. Senator John McCain said.

Obama said he felt that it was a mistake to think that the U.S. could engage in unilateral military intervention in Syria.

"Ultimately, this dictator will fall," he said at a press conference at the White House. However, he noted that there was no simple solution to the Syrian crisis, which began almost a year ago.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said Tuesday the administration believes isolating the regime and pushing the opposition to unite is the best way to usher in a political transition.

Meanwhile, United Nations humanitarian affairs chief Valerie Amos said in a statement that the Syrian authorities have confirmed that he can visit Syria this week. Amos will arrive in Damascus on Wednesday March 7 and will leave on Friday March 9.

UNHCR spokeswoman Dana Suleiman in Beirut said that at least 9,000 Syrians have fled into Lebanon since the Syrian government began a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests last year.

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A Syrian woman living in Turkey holds a placard showing victims of anti-government demonstrations, during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Istanbul. (Reuters)
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