"The dangers of the crisis have gone beyond Syria to its Arab environment. The gravity of the Syrian regime's responsibility has increased as a result of its failure to tackle the crisis with the required speed and consciousness," Salman said. "[The Syrian crisis] has become a source of danger to the neighboring countries, regardless of the map of conflicts among their various political parties." "Has enough blood been shed for the regime in Syria to be aware of the dangers caused by its rejection of reforms?" Salman asked. He said that had the Syrian regime begun implementing reforms demanded by the protesters at the beginning of the uprising in March, it would have saved Syria "a lot of tragic losses" and would have saved Syria's close neighbors the feeling that the contagion of sectarian discord was spreading to them.