Clinton condemns attacks on Syrian protesters
Vilnius, Lithuania — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is disheartened by reports that security forces and government-organized thugs attacked protesters in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Speaking Friday at an international democracy conference in Lithuania, Clinton said that President Bashar Assad's regime wasn't sending a coherent message.
On the one hand, it allowed an opposition meeting in Damascus this week. Yet it has pressed on militarily in the north.
Clinton says a single meeting doesn't amount to a serious effort toward democracy. She says Assad's government is running out of time. It must advance a serious political process or face increased resistance.