Syrian Delegation Walks Out of NAM Summit
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi described the Syrian regime as “oppressive” that has lost its legitimacy. He expressed his support for the struggle of the Syrian opposition and called on Assad to transfer power to a democratic system. He also called on all nations to support the Syrian people struggle against the government. The Syrian delegation walked out of the Summit in protest.
"We should all express our full support to the struggle of those who are demanding freedom and justice in Syria and translate our sympathies to a clear political vision that supports peaceful transfer of power to a democratic system," Morsi said.
Morsi added that the world had a "moral duty" to stand with the Syrian people in their struggle "against an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy." (al-Jazeera, 30 August)
Photo Credit: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (second from right) addressing NAM Summit. Others on the podium from left to right: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Opening ceremony of NAM Summit in Tehran. 30 August 2012. (khamenei.ir)