Jan 7, 2013
EGYPTIAN President Mohamed Morsi says he backs Syrian calls for Bashar al-Assad to be tried for war crimes and predicts Assad’s regime will fall in the country’s bloody civil war.
“The Syrian people, through their revolution, and through the movement will, when the bloodshed stops, move to a new stage where they will have an independent parliament and the government of their choosing,” Morsi said, according to excerpts of a CNN interview released by the network on Sunday.
“And then they will decide what they want to do against those who committed crimes against them. It is the Syrian people who decide.”
Morsi spoke through a translator after being asked if he believed Assad, the president of Syria, should be tried by the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court.