British PM says Assad must step down

July 19, 2012, Thursday/ 10:17:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron says Syria's president must step down following the escalation of violence and bombings in Damascus.

Cameron also appealed to Russia and China to support a new U.N. resolution that threatens non-military sanctions and is tied to Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which could eventually allow the use of force to end the conflict.

He made the call in Kabul on Thursday, where he is meeting with the Afghan president and Pakistani prime minister to discuss the ongoing war in Afghanistan.