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Jun 30, 2012 1:54 PM

Syria Conference Leaves Open Assad Question

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that the Syria plan agreed to by major powers "paves the way for a post-Assad" government. She said Saturday that Syrian President Bashar Assad "will still have to go, he will never pass the mutual consent test given the blood on his hands."
The international conference meeting accepted a U.N.-brokered peace plan for Syria, but left open whether the country's president could be part of a transitional government.
Moscow had refused to back a provision that would call for Assad to step aside, insisting that outsiders cannot order a political solution for Syria.
Clinton says "It is now "incumbent on Russia and China to show Assad the writing on the wall"

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