9. Syrian president will pay heavy price, Clinton says
Dubai: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a conference in Tunisia on Friday that President Bashar Al Assad will "pay a heavy price" for ignoring international will.
Clinton said the Syrian regime will have "more blood on its hands" if it doesn't immediately comply with ceasefire demands being issued by a group of 70 western and Arab nations. She was speaking at the "Friends of Syria" meeting in Tunis.
The Saudi Arabian delegation walked out of the meeting over what it saw as the gathering's "inactivity", Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said.
It said Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal left the meeting after saying in a speech that focusing on humanitarian aid to Syria was "not enough".