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Clinton Says Syrian Opposition Needs New Leadership

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Syrian National Council, the prominent Syrian opposition umbrella group, shouldn’t continue to be seen as heading the movement to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power.

“We’ve made it clear the SNC can no longer be viewed as the visible leader of the opposition,” Clinton said today at a press conference today in Zagreb, Croatia. “They can be part of a larger opposition, but that opposition must include people from inside Syria and others who have a legitimate voice that needs to be heard.”