(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The United States said on Wednesday it shares the latest grim warnings by United Nations-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi that Syria is unraveling amid ongoing violence.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters in Washington that Brahimis assessment "underscores what we have long said, that the longer this conflict goes on, the more difficult it's going to be, the more people are going to die and the more difficult it's going to be to institute a stable political transition to preserve the institutions of the Syrian state and the greater potential for regional destabilization.
So we share his grim and difficult assessment." Brahimi said the war in Syria has reached unprecedented levels of horror and called on the UN Security Council to take action. Brahmis remarks came after a video was surfaced on the internet that reportedly showed the bodies of at least 65 executed men in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
The State Department said it would continue to support the Syrian opposition through training and coalition-building and humanitarian aid, but acknowledged that current sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assads regime "are not complete because there are countries that are still supporting him," alluding to Iran. The U.S. plans to also push more countries to lean harder against Assad in order to pressure him from power.