Sarkozy: Actions of Syria's Assad 'irreparable'
French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared on Wednesday that the actions of Syria's Bashar Al-Assad had caused "irreparable" damage to his legitimacy and vowed to support his overthrow.
In his annual address to France's top diplomats, Sarkozy said France will do whatever is "legally" within its power in order to ensure a victory of Syria's pro-democracy movement over Assad's regime.
"The regime in Damascus wrongly believes it is safe from its own people," Sarkozy said, referring to Assad's ongoing battle to suppress pro-democracy street protests that have erupted in Syrian cities.
"What the Syrian president has done is irreparable. France, with its partners, will do all that is legally possible in order that the Libyan people's hopes for freedom and democracy are triumphant."
© 2011 AFP