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PBS NewsHour | World Leaders Echo Obama's Call for Syria's Assad to Step Down | PBS

Duration: 02:55
Program: PBS NewsHour #10135
Broadcast Date: Aug. 18, 2011

President Obama ratcheted up his criticism of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday, issuing a statement insisting that he step down for "imprisoning, torturing and slaughtering his own people." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other world leaders backed President Obama's demand. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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Post Date: August 18, 2011