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Assad Must Reform or Step Aside, William Hague.

Summary: LUXEMBURG(Cihan) -- United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must implement reforms in his country or step aside.

William Hague , on arrival at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, said he hoped Turkey would use its influence on Damascus to tell the regime that "they are losing legitimacy, that Assad should reform or step aside."

Hague also noted that he hoped Turkey he hoped Turkey "will be very clear and very bold about that" with the Syrian authorities.

Hague also said that "there are crucial developments in Syria" and that London was awaiting a speech that Assad was to deliver later on Monday.

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Publication:Cihan News Agency (CNA)
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Date:Jun 20, 2011
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