Added Pressure

Clinton: Follow U.N. Plan, Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped up the pressure on Syria and President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, saying that the nation can demonstrate its acceptance of a U.N. peace plan by withdrawing troops from civilian areas. “Given Assad’s history of over-promising and under-delivering, that commitment must now be matched by immediate actions,” Clinton said in a press conference. Assad himself made a public appearance in the former rebel stronghold of Homs on Tuesday, shaking hands with supporters. “We will judge Assad’s sincerity and seriousness by what he does, not what he says,” Clinton said.