Delegates from more than 60 countries agreed in Tokyo Friday to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime and urged the international community to unite to force change in Syria.
Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba (R) delivers an opening speech while co-chair, Moroccan Embassador to Japan Samir Arrour, listens during the opening session of the 5th meeting of the 'Friends of Syria' group, in Tokyo, on November 30. Delegates from 67 countries held a meeting, seeking to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The "Friends of Syria" condemned the "incessant killings, bombings of residential areas" and the "gross violation of human rights" that have taken place since Assad's forces moved to crush an uprising.
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