Jan. 11 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said an Arab League monitoring mission in Syria cannot continue indefinitely and dismissed a recent speech by Syria's president as ''chillingly cynical.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
And it's especially appropriate that I would just start this new year with meeting. Between myself and dash eight summit in Johnson. The prime minister and foreign minister of daughter. I want to commend -- and the prime minister particularly for his personal commitment and leadership to rally. The Arab world to end. -- assault on his own people. Two weeks ago Arab League monitors arrived in Syria to judge whether the regime. Was keeping its promise to end the killings withdraw its troops released. Political prisoners and follow through on the commitments that it had made so far. The regime has not done so. It claims to have release some prisoners but thousands more are still not freed dozens more are rested every day. We've seen that Syrian army paid its assault vehicles -- to -- military forces. As police to hide from the world the full extent of its crackdown. I just two days ago eleven of the international monitors were attacked two were injured. When their convoy. Came under assault. But instead of taking responsibility. But we hear from president Asad in his -- chillingly cynical speech yesterday. Was only making excuses blaming foreign countries. Conspiracies. So -- that now includes the Syrian opposition the international community. All international media outlets the Arab League itself. And I want to -- the Arab league for showing real leadership. I think that it's cleared about the prime minister and myself that the monitoring mission. I should not continue indefinitely. We cannot permit president assigned his regime to have impunity. Syrian -- -- peaceful transition. We are looking to. Work with the Arab League when the current monitoring mission expires on January 19. The question was. -- -- it has. Announced accusations against there -- that if he's receiving orders and thinking and -- from foreign parties and outside parties. So how can you answer these tax he's for months. Excellence. What is. Not a I'm not that that woman -- woman. The prime minister said -- the -- it is important now not to look at who -- constant accusations afterwards and it is important enough for president Assad to cooperate with Aaron that you -- in the nation. And to cooperate with the -- thoughts and ideas in order to find it -- solution to the east issue. He has sent at that. He has in -- six decades of fat failure. And that are those who also -- that -- -- in Syria has been for decades of -- stuff they have four and this is something that people of Syria and apparent that people will be touching or would check out. Whether in the successes and the -- What is in most important now it's just to stop thinking it would remove -- armed presence on the streets. To release all detainees and prisoners and to provide security chief for Indonesia. And until now we have not seen that this has has been from food and implemented it according to the protocol that was put in place for that. We will have a meeting with the mission with Arab nation appears -- this nation. On the nineteenth of the trying to use of these mines and who would look into their assessment and that's that's important in this mission would bring. And which he whether that would be ways or -- News Corp. And how we -- tee forward with that problem. However what is now -- feast -- is that attacks are still ongoing and it seems that the government of Syria is still. Not ready to change its course thank you all very much.