Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:44 pm
Clinton: Russia inaction keeps Assad in power
The Associated Press
Clinton said when foreign ministers of the G-8 meet in Washington Wednesday, the U.S. would again try to persuade Russia, a key Syrian ally, to support some kind of action that would at least allow humanitarian access.
Clinton warned the danger was rising of regional conflict and civil war flaring from violence in Syria that Russia has said consistently it wants to prevent.
She said Russia's refusal to join in U.N. action "is keeping Assad in power, well-armed, able to ignore the demands of his own people, the region and the world."