International Plans to End Syrian Conflict

The Takeaway

Over the past ten months, Syrian Security Forces have killed more than 5,000 protestors across the country. But this weekend, two key voices announced their calls to action: the Arab League will seek U.N. Security Council approval to peacefully end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer introduced a bill that would block financial aid and create trade sanctions against Syrian leaders involved in the crackdown. Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for The Financial Times, and  Joshua Landis, co-director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma and author of the blog Syria Comment, join the program.

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