Canada says Syria's Assad should quit

AP News
Posted: Aug 18, 2011 11:06 AM
Canada says Syria's Assad should quit

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has joined other world leaders in calling on Syria's president to resign amid a violent crackdown.

The prime minister said in a statement Thursday that Bashar Assad's campaign of terror against the Syrian people must stop and that he should step down immediately.

Harper says the regime has lost all legitimacy and the Syrian people have the right to determine their own future.

Thousands have been killed or detained over the last five months as Syrians protest against the government.

U.S. President Barack Obama, as well as European leaders are also calling for Assad to quit.