Syria

Clinton Says It's Time To Plan A Syrian Political Transition

The Secretary of State made the remarks during talks in South Africa.

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PRETORIA: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that the world needs to decide how to end the conflict in Syria and start planning for a political transition in Damascus.

"We must figure out how to hasten the day when bloodshed ends and the political transition begins," she said after talks with her South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

"We have to be sure that we are working with the international community to bring that day about and to be very clear of (our) expectations of both the government and the opposition about ending the violence and beginning the political transition," she said.