Assad 'losing control' of Syria
- Published: 18 Jul 2012 at 23.14
- Online news:
The White House said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was "losing control'' of his country following a suicide bombing in Damascus that killed three top security chiefs.
"It's clear that the Assad regime is losing control of Syria,'' National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said, stressing the urgent need for a political transition to avoid a "lengthy and bloody sectarian civil war."
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi condemned a suicide bombing which killed three Syrian security chiefs on Wednesday, in a telephone call with his counterpart in Damascus.
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