Egypt’s President Morsi pushes for end of Syrian regime
The New York Times: With Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - a key ally of Damascus - sitting beside him, Egypt’s President Morsi spoke of an ‘oppressive regime’ in Syria and said the opposition should unite in its effort to unseat President Bashar Assad.
’I am here,’ he said, ‘to announce our full and just support for a free, independent Syria that supports a transition into a democratic system and that respects the will of the Syrian people for freedom and equality at the same time, preventing Syria from going into civil war or going into sectarian divisions.’
Photo: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, left, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, right, listened as President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt delivered remarks in Tehran. (Raouf Mohseni/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)