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U.S. Ambassador Tells Syrian Americans Plan Would Include Assad’s Departure

Posted: Jul 03, 2012


BEVERLY HILLS, Mich.— Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria, met with members of Michigan’s Syrian American community here last week to address the current violence and political unrest in Syria, reports The Arab American News.

Ford, who visited Syria last year when the tensions in the Arab country began to escalate, assured the crowd of approximately 200 Syrian ex-pats that the United States wants to stop the violence, start a political transition and produce a representative government with respect for human rights, the news report says.

Ford added that the Assad family must leave power as part of the plan.

According to the article, Ford said in the speech that 1.5 million Syrians need assistance and about 1 million have fled their homes. The U.S. has given $53 million in aid, mostly to Lebanon, to help the situation. Ford added that the U.S. is not sending its troops, however that option is “not off the table.”





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