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Britain's Hague says Assad's speech 'beyond hypocritical'
January 6, 2013 / 12:16 PM / 5 years ago

Britain's Hague says Assad's speech 'beyond hypocritical'

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of hypocrisy and said his call in a speech on Sunday for a peace initiative to end the civil war would fool no one.

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague attends a "Friends of Syria" group conference in Marrakech December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Abderrahmane Mokhtari/Files

“Assad speech beyond hypocritical. Deaths, violence and oppression engulfing Syria are his own making, empty promises of reform fool no one,” he said in a message on Twitter.

Reporting by Tim Castle; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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