Kerry Warns Syrian President on Protests

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) “on Thursday warned President Bashar al-Assad to refrain from using force against protests planned for Friday and urged him to embrace a dialogue with the opposition,” the AFP reports.

Assad "should insist that his police and military refrain from using violence against peaceful demonstrators and instead he should seize the opportunity to open a process of real discussion to address the aspirations of the Syrian people," Kerry said in a statement.

The lawmaker, a former presidential candidate who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said "the world will be watching very closely" to see how Assad manages the next round of protests.

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