Syrian Opposition Groups Calls Obama's Delay 'Unacceptable'
"We would like to say to President Obama that waiting for election day to make the right decision on Syria is unacceptable for Syrians," Abdel Basset Sayda, president of the Syria National Council, told CNN."
Sayda said it was imperative world leaders took action now.
"If it continues like this, it will lead to the explosion of everything in the Middle East. It will threaten the security and the peace of the region and even the world. For this reason, everybody must move before it is too late," he said, speaking through a translator."
In related news, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced Sunday that it now considers the conflict in Syria to be a civil war, which means international humanitarian law applies throughout the country, USA Today reported.
The Guardian reported that the ICRC had previously classed the violence in Syria as localised civil wars in three areas, but said that hostilities have now spread.
"There is a non-international armed conflict in Syria. Not every place is affected, but it is not only limited to those three areas; it has spread to several other areas," said an ICRC spokesman, Hicham Hassan."
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