British FS welcomes Assad’s call for Syria reforms

Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed the Syrian president’s call Saturday for emergency law to be lifted, saying reforms were “necessary and urgent”.

“I welcome President (Bashar) Assad’s acknowledgement in his speech today that reform in Syria is necessary and urgent to address the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people,” Hague said in a statement.

“We call on the Syrian government to lift the state of emergency next week as proposed by President Assad and to ensure that those responsible for the deaths of civilians are held to account.”AFP

  • C S

    The Syrian government is not really a government at all, but a Syrian Mafia who illegally controls the country. They are not going to “reform”, because to do so, would mean they would lose the power and wealth they have amassed since 1963. They will fight to the end, because they have too much to lose.

    This is not a real and true govenment. This is a family and a group of people who have been holding the Syrian people hostage for 48 years. How can anyone be so stupid not to see that. Also, if anyone knows how I can financially and otherwise (I am an I.T. Professional, self-employed) support, ‘Rami Nakhle’ please reply to this message….

    God Bless the good people of Syria and give them the strength to win this war. When this is over, they will have to build a monument to all these martyrs, for they are the ones who will have freed Syria from this brutal dictatorship. How a group of thugs can literally hold a country of 20+ Million people, with a history of 5,000 + years, hostage, for 50 years, is unbelievable. Simply unbelievable….wow…..

  • Amine123

    They must be paid highly by the Saudi to leave Syria alone, I am not sure why??????????????? ASSAD must go

  • Anonymous

    They must be paid highly by the Saudi to leave Syria alone, I am not sure why??????????????? ASSAD must go