Syrian Ambassadors Expelled After Houla Massacre: Even with Iran's Help, Assad Blames Gunmen
Syrian diplomats worldwide have been sent packing. After violence in Syria has shown no signs of slowing, Western nations decided to coordinate and expel Syrian diplomats from their countries. 10 nations including the United States, Britain, Canada, France and Germany have given 72 hours' notice for Syrian ambassadors to leave. Israel joined in the rebuke of President's Bashar al-Assad's regime by issuing a call to the international community to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria. Israeli President Shimon Peres: "Their president, who is supposed to be their father, became their killer. Nobody can remain indifferent to it. The reactions have until now been in a way of declarations; unfortunately, declarations don't stop murders and assassins. I think the time has come to help Syrians to achieve their freedom and their peace." The president's comments come after a weekend massacre in the Syrian town of Houla where over 100 people were killed including dozens of women and children while in their homes. Survivors of the massacre blame pro-Assad gunmen for the carnage and the coordinated condemnation of Assad seems to be further isolating his regime. French President Francois Hollande " Military intervention is not excluded provided it is carried out under the auspices of international law, namely via a UN Security Council resolution. It is down to myself and others to convince Russia and China, and also to find a solution which is not necessarily a military one..." Though <b>...</b>
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