|Major powers urge Assad to commit to peace||
US secretary of state calls on Syrian president to commit to ending war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
|U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to make "a commitment to find peace in his country," ahead of a meeting of the so-called Friends of Syria group in Amman. Kerry says governments backing the opposition in Syria condemn what he calls the destructive role of Lebanese Hezbollah militants fighting alongside government troops. "We would call on President Assad to make the same commitment to find peace in his country," Kerry said. "Active military support to the Assad regime simply exacerbates the sectarian tensions and perpetuates the regime's campaign of terror against its own people," said Kerry. |