Ambassador Donahoe Remarks on Syria

Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe
Ambassador to Syria
Damascus, Syria
December 2, 2011

Our message is firm and clear; to the people of Syria: The world stands by you and we will not ignore your plight in the face of ongoing violence. To the Syrian government: The time has come to end the flagrant violations of the human rights of your people, and to step aside so that Syria can transition peacefully and democratically....I think last I will comment on the evidence of complicity of the Assad regime in these atrocities; there is no doubt of that complicity and the intentional nature of this violence. It's systematic, widespread and to the point of possibly raising to the level of crimes against humanity.