Obama promised to make Assad to resign
U.S. President Barack Obama promised that he'd make his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad to resign. "Unfortunately, we still see unprecedented levels of violence in this country (Syria). The United States will continue to consult closely with Jordan to create international pressure and the situation that would make the current Syrian regime to leave and not to hinder the democratic process in Syria", Obama said, speaking at a brief conference in the Oval Office after talks with Jordan's King Abdullah.
Obama thanked Abdullah for cooperation on the issue of Syria and said that the King became the first head of state, who personally urged Assad to resign, RIA Novosti reported.
January 10, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Syria is on the verge of civil war. "The situation in Syria becomes a religious, intercommunity and civil war. This process should be stopped", Erdonan said.
"The civil war which may begin in Syria is a threat to us", Erdogan said. According to him, Turkey has already imposed the sanctions against the Bashar al-Assad's regime, and this regime can be toughened in accordance to the development of the situation in Syria.
Earlier, Erdogan openly urged his once close ally Al-Assad to resign. "Syria is ruled by the administration killing its own people. No one expects of us that we would applaud him", ITAR-TASS quoted him.
Meanwhile, yesterday, January 17, Russia has circulated in the UN Security Council a new version of the project on Syria. It is the third version of the resolution, designed to put an end to the protracted civil conflict, the Interfax reported.