Egyptian President Would Unreservedly Support Calls for Syrian Leader Bashar Al Assad to be Brought Before an International Court
Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has said he would unreservedly support calls for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to be brought before an international court and tried over alleged war crimes.
Speaking to CNN through a translator on Sunday, the Egyptian leader said he also foresees the downfall of the Assad regime in Damascus as insurgents stepped up their insurgency against Assad who had rejected calls for him to step down.
Morsi declared that “the Syrian people, through their revolution…will, when the bloodshed stops, move to a new stage where they will have an independent parliament and the government of their choosing.”
He said the situation in Syria was in a state of flux but described it as the phase of the people, identical to what the Egyptian people had clamored for.
“The Syrian people want it, and we support the Syrian people. They are going to win, and they have the will to win,” he added.
He said it was up to the Syrian people to decide what they will do to those committing crimes against them.
According to Morsi who came to power following a popular uprising which overthrew longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Assad should be brought before the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court and tried for his alleged crimes against the Syrian people.
Following in the footsteps of Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Bahrain during the Arab Spring, armed rebels in the course of 21 months have battled the troops of the Assad regime for the control of Syria.
They have demanded that the Assad regime steps down.
This had followed a wave of popular protests around the country which were crushed by government troops.
The situation had degenerated to a full blown civil war which according to the United Nations has left over 60,000 people dead.
Source African Press Agency
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Category: Middle East