Turkey, Qatar Co-chair Friends of the Syrian People Meeting in Washington

Turkey and Qatar co-chaired a meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People International Working Group in Washington, the United States.

Delivering a speech in the meeting, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said, “We the United States hope that all responsible countries will soon join in taking appropriate actions against the Syrian regime, including, if necessary, Chapter 7 action in the UN Security Council, as called for by the Arab League last weekend.”

Geithner thanked Turkish and Qatari governments and urged countries which have not yet adopted formal sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters “to do so.”

Geithner said, “Strong sanctions, effectively implemented, aggressively enforced, can help deprive the Syrian regime of the resources it needs to sustain itself and to continue its repression of the Syrian people.”

Source: Turkish Weekly

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