By AFP | AFP –
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Sunday called on Russia to support the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from office, following the latest massacre which rebels blame on regime troops.
“President Assad must go, and the way of getting rid of him is for Russia to exert its influence in Damascus and for Russia to vote in favour of comprehensive sanctions in the UN Security Council,” he told reporters.
“With him gone you can have negotiations between other components of the regime in Damascus and the opposition – all elements of the opposition,” he said.
Carr was at Borobudur temple in Central Java as part of his official visit to Indonesia, ahead of talks with senior officials in Jakarta this week.
Activists say more than 150 people were killed in last week’s deadly attack on the Syrian village of Treimsa, which has sparked international outcry and added urgency to