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Syria's "oppressive regime" must end - Mursi

Egyptian President says "effective interference" needed to end 18-month old conflict

Syria's "oppressive regime" must end - Mursi
Syria's "oppressive regime" must end - Mursi

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said bloodshed in Syria would only end if there were "effective interference" from outside.

Mursi told a summit of non-aligned nations in Tehran, one of President Bashar al-Assad's few remaining allies, that Syria needed a peaceful transition to democracy and an end to the current "oppressive regime".

"The bloodshed in Syria is our responsibility on all our shoulders and we have to know that the bloodshed cannot stop without effective interference from all of us," Mursi said.

The Syrian delegation to the NAM summit walked out during Mursi's speech, Al Jazeera television reported.

Mursi, a moderate Egyptian Islamist, said solidarity with the Syrian people "against an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy is an ethical duty" and a strategic necessity.

"We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom."

Dr Mohammad Khan 7 years ago

Well Done oh the Tiger of the nation of Islam - Shaabaash sheera
Long live MURSI - MURSI Zinda bad
Death to Bashaar - Bashaar Murda bad

Fadi 7 years ago

No one has the right to decide anything in place of Syrians.

We are supporting our president Bashar in fight with terrorists. And in reforms.

rhinegreg 7 years ago

i aggree with Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, Syria should stop the violence NOW! that is your people Assad..dont kill them!

Fadi 7 years ago

President Bashar AlAssad is not what do you hear in media. He is such a very good man in power he is the leader of my couuntry not only president. But Enemies from other side of the world won't stop make fake news. You should all listen and see National Syrian TV channel to know the truth (Not Reuters or any another news agency) . We love our lovely president and we support him.